FORGE by Annalouise Paul

FORGE is a metaphor for the human soul that is beaten and shaped through life. Evoking the blacksmith’s iron furnace, FORGE recasts the soulful flamenco through contemporary dance, flamenco rhythm and the percussive power of the piano

Reckoning with self, a woman follows voices that lead her to a place of refuge. Fragments of her memories are revealed through a pentagram, images of civil war are inspired by Picasso’s iconic Guernica, Garcia Lorca’s poetry and ancient voices that are released in the songs of Sephardim. Evoking the blacksmith's iron furnace, Forge recasts the soulful flamenco through contemporary dance, flamenco rhythm and the percussive power of the piano.

Annalouise won the 2012 inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards in DANCE and 2013 NSW Premiers Export Scholarship.

"FORGE premiered in Dance Bites 2016 presented by FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres"