A Faint Existence

Created, choreographed and performed by Kristina Chan
Produced by Force Majeure

A Faint Existence is a powerful physical meditation on impermanence, fragility and mortality in the context of climate change. It explores our complex connection to the environment; our desire to make a change; and the feelings of helplessness that derail our best intentions.

Kristina Chan is one of Australia’s foremost independent dance artists – a dancer of great precision, intuition and exceptional physical virtuosity. Acclaimed composer James Brown has created an electronic live score that connects to the intricacies of Chan’s choreography in a shifting environment created by Claire Britton.

“A Faint Existence captures one of Australia’s most beguiling contemporary dancers at the peak of her abilities as a performer and the point of recognition of her formidable creative capacities” – Kate Champion

2016 Season

Performance Space and Force Majeure present the World Premiere of
A Faint Existence

Dates & Times
Thursday 27 October, 9pm
Friday 28 October, 9pm (Tactile Tour and Audio Described Performance)
Saturday 29 October, 1pm & 9pm
Sunday 30 October, 7pm

On sale via Performance Space

Tactile tour starts at 8pm. This presentation will explore both tactile and kinaesthetic elements of the work, as well as providing patrons with an opportunity for active participation with artist Kristina Chan. This tour will be followed by an audio described performance at 9pm

Audio Description is available for the 9pm performance on Friday 28 October. Please let Performance Space know in advance and they will make sure to reserve a headset for you. Written pre-show notes will also be available from our website prior to the performance.

For more information please contact Performance Space on 02 8571 9111 or admin@performancespace.com.au
Or get in touch with us via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 660 (free from landlines)

Creative Team

Creator, Choreographer and Performer
Kristina Chan

Over the past 14 years Kristina has performed throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe working with Australian Companies, Choreographers and Directors: Force Majeure, Kate Champion, Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart, Chunky Move, Australian Ballet, Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin Inc, Stephanie Lake, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs On The Wall, Theatre of Image, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera South Australia, Tasdance, Michelle Mahrer and Bernadette Walong, Narelle Benjamin, Paul White, Anton and Tanja Liedtke.

Currently, Kristina is exploring her own choreographic work. In 2011 she presented a short solo work Carnivorous at Solo Festival of Dance and Lost and Found as a part of iOU Dance at UNSW and then presented in Spring Dance Festival 2012 at the Sydney Opera House. iOU Dance is a performance initiative for a small group of Sydney based Independent dance artists. In 2012, Kristina choreographed and directed Kingdom Mourning for 3rd year dance students at Adelaide College of the Arts.

Kristina has been awarded the Helpmann Award 2011 ‘Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Production’ for Narelle Benjamin’s In Glass and two Australian Dance Awards ’Outstanding performance by a Female Dancer’ for both of Tanja Liedtke’s full length works: 2006 for Twelfth Floor and 2008 for construct.

Designer Clare Britton
Lighting Designer Benjamin Cisterne
Composer James Brown
Dramaturg Victoria Hunt
Production Manager Mark Haslam

Thank You

The creative development of A Faint Existence was supported by Force Majeure, Carriageworks. ArtsHouse (2014 CultureLAB program), Bundanon and Brand X.

Photo: Lucy Parakhina