A Small Prometheus plus Australian Screendance 2

A Small Prometheus
Photographer Jeff Busby

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Lake . . . has a profound interest in exploring dance, music and the self through various means. A Small Prometheus is a clear and fine example of such a show – and should not be missed.

Theatre Press


Part of Hot: New Dance and Performance from Australia 

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It all started with a struck match and ruminations on the vast consequences that can come from small actions.
A Small Prometheus is about unpredictability and the boiling points that tip one state into another – from cooperative to menacing, chaotic to ordered, individualistic to unified. The work teeters between recklessness and structure. Flame, steam, smoke and burning drive the action with a shifting tension between mechanical precision and anarchic wildness.
A Small Prometheus looks at the coexisting darkness and light in human nature and the spark that mediates the two.
Selection 2 of new Australian dance made for the screen will be shown before A Small Prometheus.
Australian Screendance 2 film screenings are being shown between Untrained and A Small Prometheus on Friday and Saturday. They will be on in T4 and the street. The cafe and bar will be open and the audience will be free to move in and out of T4 while the films are on. Download the programme on the right of this page.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
"A Small Prometheus by Stephanie Lake and Robin Fox takes up one of these roots in the form of the ancient Greek myth about the God’s gift of fire. The dancers respond sensually to the elemental qualities of the Prometheus; the spark of creativity, the kindling of flames, the moulding of bodies. This is a show for anyone who played with fire as a child (or as an adult), fascinated by the chemical magic of striking a match and the power it can bring".
Robert Walton HOT co-curator