The FARM – a studio on the beach

joshThe sun was shining on me this May as I was welcomed by the first Gold Coast professional dance company, The Farm, to join a creative development on Coolangatta beach. Two weeks of dancing in the sand and sun and learning from the artistic process of some of Australia’s finest makers and performers was priceless to an emerging artist like myself. It was refreshing and deeply inspiring to see a collaborative process that valued contributions from everyone and treat each other with such respect and friendship. This immediately sent The Farm to the top of my admired artists list.

The daily life of creating on the beach was absent of the usual dancer’s bruises or blisters from the throwing, falling and sliding of bodies on tarkett as we were caught and cushioned by the ultimate impact mat (sand). Weeks of cleaning sand from our ears was a reminder of numerous thrilling effects created by burying bodies, drum kits andduets in the sand and framed by crashing waves. See images and read about this project on moregoldcoast.

Keep in touch with there work at:

http://www.thefarm.companyfarm 3

www.facebook.com/thefarmgates

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