MICHAEL SCHUMACHER AND ALEX WATERMAN'S 'DANS LE JARDIN' at STRUT FESTIVAL, PERTH, AUSTRALIA
'Dans le Jardin' is a site-specific duet piece for outdoor space performed by Michael Schumacher (dance) and Alex Waterman (cello).
For this special Perth season, Waterman will compose a new score for cello and electronics for Schumacher to perform in the State Theatre Centre’s Courtyard. As always the work will unfold in real time in an improvised manner, drawing on
the feedback and flow of the audience itself.
Originally conceived for the Lyon Biennale,Dans le Jardin was performed in the courtyard of the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. At that location, Alex and Michael worked with the geometry of the formal garden, the flow of the public, the statuaries, and the acoustics of the arches around the garden, as well as the open air of the courtyard setting.