The Echoes Project atMapping Melbourne Festival - December 2017/
Public Showing of 20 minute pilot ritual/performance in Chinatown Plaza and Cohen Lane, CBD - 2017 Ria worked with Janette Hoe (dance artist) researching the background of the bustling, laneway next to the Chinese Museum, in Cohen Place. In collaboration with percussionists Ron Reeves and Matt Stonehouse, the ensemble developed a live music/dance performance, in response to this unique site - once a sweat shop, then a brothel, a Chinese temple and now a busy bar /restaurant.
'Under the Facing Heaven Archway in Chinatown Plaza, one dancer and three musicians take you on a journey, evoking fragments of forgotten stories from the surrounding laneways.'
Photos by Max Milne and Damien Vicenza Video(below) by Pin Rada