The House That Dan Built
Bondi pavilion 18th-27th
An immersive visual installation and aural experience from composer, choral master and contemporary performance maker Danielle O’Keefe in collaboration with her cross-age ensemble of female artists.
Inspired by ancient myths and storytelling of the female heroine, Salt explores the inextricable link humans have to the ocean and to salt - a vital molecule for the equilibrium of life. “Salt is a substance of balance. It burns, it heals, it preserves – too much and we are the desert, parched and barren, unable to speak and then too little our bodies fail and the world tilts and rolls. It is the commodity of being human; stuff of tears, of blood and of our bonds to the ocean.” Danielle O’Keefe
Set in a sculptural, highly evocative 360 degree projected performance space, O’Keefe with her award winning young female ensemble showcase the haunting modality of choral music and the exquisite purity and strength of the solo and collective voice.
With a season by the sea, Salt will premiere at the Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach from April 16th to 27th. Tickets $ 15-30. Visit the www.housethatdanbuilt.com for tickets and more information.
Danielle O’Keefe is an interdisciplinary contemporary artist whose site responsive work with young female singers is being recognised internationally. Her work has been featured in collaborations through Melbourne Festival, Dark Mofo and Sydney Festival. In 2014 the House That Dan Built ensemble was established with 8 creatively distinct young women who are now gaining recognition as an extraordinary multidisciplinary performance collective. Most recently the ensemble performed with Sydney Chamber Opera in their acclaimed production of The Howling Girls and in 2019 the ensemble are to be featured at the Venice Biennale in the renowned Australian video artist Angelica Mesiti’s work, Assembly.