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“Ryuichi’s new work is a tender, comical and inviting 30 minutes of contemporary dance and storytelling – if you’re not sure if dance is your thing, then this show is a must.” – Phil Spencer, Festival Director

Ryuichi Fujimura has often wondered about the desire to perform. What keeps bringing him back to the stage? Is it the applause from the audience? The lure of the bright spotlight? The brief and torrid moment of connection with an audience reminiscent of a one night stand?

Fall! Falter!! Dance!!! is a humorous, poignant and sincere take on a contemporary dancer’s life, in which recognition is limited and the reward is small. Through Ryuichi’s solo, self-devised performance work, he asks himself the fundamental question: ‘why perform?’

“Ryuichi Fujimura[‘s]… droll, dance piece was really funny – that’s a rare thing in dance” Willam Yang

“Ryuichi is a convincing performer whose intensity of thought is expressed in relatively simple yet dynamic actions” Sydney Morning Herald

Presented by:

Creator/performer Ryuichi Fujimura
Video art Laura Turner
Photography Alex Houy
Thanks Madeline Baghurst, Brian Carbee, Kate Champion, Tobhiyah Feller, How Ngean Lim, Michael Pigott, Emma Sandall, Nitin Vengurlekar, Ausdance NSW

Address: 95 Roscoe St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

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