This process-driven project will see Strings Attached performance making duo Lee-Anne Litton and Alejandro Rolandi collaborate with the Performing Arts Centres of Mandurah (WA) and Penrith (NSW) to develop two site-specific works. Exploring the complex relationship between individual, place and collective, the pair will use their innovative methodology – combining aerial, dance and physical theatre – to unite a core body of women artists from East and West Australia with local community participants to generate a physical response to the buildings’ exteriors. Working in the open-air and public space, the initiative seeks to democratise the creative process and nurture, in these globally challenging times, connection at a personal, local and national level.
The three stages of In Motion – Germinate, Connect and Extend – offer a clearly defined creative process.
The In Motion Process is inspired by the push and pull Lee-Anne experienced moving between these environments. Originally from Mandurah, she remains emotionally connected via ties of family, friendship and shared history. However, having moved to Sydney 14 years ago, her life is now rooted in the East. In the desire to unite east and west through artistic collaboration, she explores the play between threads of her personal history and broader patterns of migration.