Quinkan Ballet Suite
In 7 movements for didge & orchestra
Loss & Lament
Women Reclaim Life & Land
Performed by: Mark Atkins, didjeridu
At present the recording is a synthesized orchestra. Romano Crivici, keyboard, computor/synthesizor.
Commissioned by Fresh Dance Company and Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2008.
Choreographer: Marilyn Miller
“Romano Crivici’s supportive electronic score sensitively incorporates Indigenous elements to fulfil Miller’s requirement of a classically conceived musical composition………….and makes sense of her remarks before the show about why she had wanted a classical dance score. It is as if there was created in this blend -an interpenetration of contemporary dance, classical music and Indigenous content conveyed through specific gestural language -an alternative, Utopian history. Europeans are here welcomed to the land and initiated into a properly timeless respect for the unique nature of the continent and the subtleties of its Indigenous culture.” (Real Time, vol. 85, June/July 2008)
This work awaits its full realisation in a live performance/recording, and is one of my on-going projects; already many sections have been re-orchestrated, developed, and in some sections completely rewritten.