"When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing". Chuck Prince, CEO of Citigroup, Financial Times July 2007 before the financial crisis.
And Then Something Fell On My Head is a live performance that explores risk and fear; real and imagined. This tense, exhilarating performance contrasts the liveness of the physical body with the 'raining down' of thousands of inanimate objects, as they fall from the ceiling at an increasingly frenetic pace. It plays on the audience's trust, fear and expectations, creating an environment and viewing experience which is both mesmerising and confronting.
Ashley Dyer's work melds movement and sound, constructing and destroying connections between musicality and meaning. And Then Something Fell On My Head is part of a broad body of work by Dyer that explores the choreographic potential of falling objects.
Ashley Dyer: Choreographer
Travis Hodgson: Lighting designer
Sam Pettigrew: Principal dropper
Rachael Brown: Video artist
Sime Knezevic: Writer and dramaturgical support
Fred Rodrigues: Programmer and technical support
SPECIAL OFFER: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7:00pm.