Red for anger, blue for calm, yellow for happiness. It seems every colour has an association, whether we realise it or not. But what leads us to place a value on certain colours? That’s exactly the question Melbourne dance-theatre duo Peas and Rice will explore in their new performance ‘Colour Correction’, premiering at Melbourne Fringe next month.
Produced and performed by recent Victorian College of the Arts dance graduates Pia Lauritz and Rhys Ryan, this brand new contemporary work explores the tricky relationship humans have with colours, from social and political to sensorial and emotional. It promises to be a live performance that navigates the colour spectrum through movement and text, whilst addressing some difficult questions.
“We are fascinated by the science (and pseudo-science) of colour, and it seemed like a great departure point for investigating how colour is experienced by, on and through the body.” creator and performer Rhys Ryan says of the performance. “We want to challenge our own assumptions about colour and, in doing so, encourage our audiences to rethink theirs.” Adds co-creator and performer Pia Lauritz.
Since forming in 2015, Peas and Rice have been collaborating and creating work for both stage and screen, including their dance-theatre work ‘Self Repair’ for Melbourne Fringe 2017. This new work takes a deep look into the symbolism placed on colours, and their sometimes problematic associations.
You can check out Colour Correction at Dancehouse in Carlton North and you can book tickets at melbournefringe.com.au