Homegrown: Plastic Belly - Horizon Festival 2020


  • Date21 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
  • Timestarts 5pm
  • Locationonline
  • Price free

Set to an original sound score by Harel Tsemah and filmed on the beautiful secluded beach at Third Bay in Coolum, this work is both visually captivating and deeply sensitive to the current times.

Plastic Belly explores human connection, at a point in history when this topic is more relevant than ever. Recent experiences due to the COVID-19 pandemic have traversed the emotional and mental impact of isolation, the fear of the unknown, and a deep desire for connection. Plastic Belly will explore the artists’ lived experience of this extraordinary time, navigating the boundaries of a new future and capturing the ever-present tension between the desire for intimacy and the primal need for self-protection.

Plastic Belly is contemporary dance at its best.

  • Choreographer & Performer: Courtney Scheu
  • Visual Artist: Itamar Freed
  • Performer: Nadia Milford
  • Film Director: Rainer Scheu (Create Right)
  • Cinematographer: Shane Keeffe
  • Dramaturge: Liesel Zink
  • Collaborating Artist: Chloe Lanham

About the artists:

Itamar Freed and Courtney Scheu are a visual artist and dance artist who collaborate to create work that proposes a certain narrative or fantasy emerging from a specific site. Freed and Scheu play between reality and its artistic portrayal to create a dream like space. They are creating work across forms in dance, sculpture, video and photography. Their dance work has been presented through Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance. In 2019, Scheu and Freed were Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) within the UNESCO World Heritage Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. They were recently Artists in Residence in The Crow’s Nest on Chambers Island at Maroochydore through the Sunshine Coast Council Regional Arts Development Fund.

This Homegrown project is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


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