Enrapt

Three disciplines fuse into a single experience... a magic and intimate world emerges. Luminous images of transformed plant life wrap around the live screen of a dancer who moves to a haunting composition featuring the erhu (2-string bowed fiddle).


First performed at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University South Bank as part of the Three Corners of the Con project in May 2011. Also performed at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Sydney in August 2011.

Available as life performance or a short film.

projection, photography - Renata Buziak

eurythmy - Jan Baker-Finch

music - Nicholas Ng/Jianwen (erhu) with Chronology Arts


Short Film: camera - Donna Hamilton & Anthony Hamilton
editing - Anthony Hamilton

a Film clip coming soon

New Zealand born Jan Baker-Finch has been performing and teaching the movement art of Eurythmy for more than twenty years and in more than a dozen countries. She has established herself as a unique movement artist with a particular focus on the interpretation of contemporary Australian music, and a passion for improvisation and site -specific performance.

Her collaborations with musicians, actors, visual and installation artists have taken her from theatres and concert halls to the forests of Tasmania, from city parks to shop fronts, from street scape to the plains of Western Queensland. She shares a love of the eclectic and the unpredictable and is always looking for new spaces to acknowledge and engage with through performance. She is co founder of the recently formed FLOW Eurythmy Ensemble.

Dr Nicholas Ng is a composer, performer and full-time Research Fellow at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Interested in the healing properties of music, Nicholas seeks to marry the ancient and the modern through the use of acoustic and electronic sound. A keen performer, Nicholas plays the erhu (Chinese ‘violin’) and is in the constant search for new performative contexts from contemporary dance to meditation circles. Nicholas has performed nationally and internationally including ‘The Studio’, Sydney Opera House, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall (Taipei), Merkin Concert Hall (New York City) and many festivals.

As a composer, Nicholas has received commissions to compose for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Foundation for Universal Sacred Music, Saitenwind, The Song Company, The Australian Voices, Chronology Arts, United Nations Association of Australia, Australian Choreographic Centre, Tugpindulayaw Theatre, Sydney-Asia Pacific Film Festival, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Published by Orpheus Music, his compositions have been broadcast on ABC Classic-FM and awarded prizes such as the 2005 Orpheus Publications Composition Prize. He is now developing a commission of three sacred compositions for St Stephen’s Cathedral.

A former lecturer at the School of Music, Australian National University, Nicholas completed his doctorate in composition/ethnomusicology in 2008. Nicholas’ music is often a sonic exploration of his Chinese roots whereby he draws from his research into secular and sacred music in and from China.



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