SCENOGRAPHY

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SCENOGRAPHY —  Gavin Krastin is a Cape Town based performance/live artist, theatre-maker, scenographer and performance educator. He often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. 2017 Ghostdance for one  2016 Sacre for one 2015 Detritus for one 2012 Cellardoor 2011 Retrospective – altered daily Alan Parker’s ‘Retrospective 1 – unaltered’. Photograph by John […]

Ghostdance for one (2017)

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SCENOGRAPHY Ghostdance for one (2017) Gavin Krastin often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. A musing on death, memory and embodiment, Ghostdance for one by Alan Parker is a solo performance-based research endeavour exploring the living body’s ability to archive death and carry the dead with us. The scenography […]

Sacre for one (2016)

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SCENOGRAPHY Sacre for one (2016) Gavin Krastin often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. In the performance Alan Parker revises and re-invents the infamous Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) as a popular dance solo, framing pop-culture social dances as the neo-primitive while embroiling himself in the […]

Detritus for one (2015)

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SCENOGRAPHY Detritus for one (2015) Gavin Krastin often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. Can the ephemera archive ephemera? Alan Parker’s Detritus for one explores the potential of performance and the performer as archives of the affects and subjective experiences of other performance works. In the solo performance assemblage […]

Cellardoor (2012)

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SCENOGRAPHY Cellardoor (2012) Gavin Krastin often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. Novelist J. R. R. Tolkien has described the phrase “cellar door” as especially beautiful due to its sonic quality and rhythmical sound. Using the euphonies of “cellar door” as a departure point, Cellardoor agitates and critiques conventional […]

Retrospective – altered daily (2011)

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SCENOGRAPHY Retrospective – altered daily (2011) Gavin Krastin often collaborates as scenographer for his long-time partner, choreographer and performer Alan Parker. An 11 day series of performance interventions, Retrospective – altered daily probes the potential meaninglessness of dance. The dance language is an extension of ideas presented by Yvonne Rainer in her seminal antimetaphorical work, […]