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An Introduction to Nothing


Choreography by Carly Topazio

MUSIC by Various Artists

premiered August Series 2019

An Introduction to Nothing, by Carly Topazio, explores several variations on a theme inspired by ideas from British philosopher Alan Watts. The ballet traverses through the five basic elements: Void, Water, Wind, Fire, and Earth. Within each elemental study, there are parallel emotional explorations and realities, all begging the question: if ‘nothing’ is the most real state of being, and in the cyclical patterns of life beginning at the end and ending at the beginning, what are we to make of all the somethings that are created in between?

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