The Quest

THE QUEST is an improvised movement installation led by dance artist and creative producer Sandi Woo.

The performance draws from the personal journeys of the performers, highlighting their strength and resilience, celebrating the magic of human connectivity and transformation.

A collaboration between professional artists and community performers, the work is delivered in partnership with Australasian Dance Collective, Micah Projects, and Access Arts.

Inkahoots' role was to help transform the space over the course of the performance (reflecting the personal transformation of the performers), where the performers and audience activate parts of the installation. In this way our work's role is as both expressive tool and performer amongst the other dancers.

We developed a voice-recognition typographic animation sequence which projects spoken words in real-time as a giant immersive back drop, as well as expressive motion graphics based on the performers' input.


Team members:
Performers and collaborators: Sara Lane, Remilia Martin, Jessie Morwood, Paul Morwood, Robert Hodson, Sheryl Munson, Miramar Tokatli, Lauren Watson
Lead Artist/Creative Producer: Sandi Woo
Dance/Movement: Anja Ali-Haapala, Tim Brown, Nerida Matthaei, Yenenesh Nigusse 
Interactive Design: Inkahoots (Jordan McGuire, Mat Johnson, Ben Mangan, Jason Grant)
Videographer/Live Musician: Tnee Dyer 
Visual Design: Sue Loveday
Sound Design: Tom Thum
Poster Design: Lauren Watson
Costumes: Belinda Fleming, Sue Loveday, Jessie Morwood

Special thanks to Australian Event Productions and Freddy Komp for their expert assistance with AV.

The Quest received funding from Australia Council for the Arts and Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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Photography by Stefan Jannides and Jade Ellis. Videography by Tnee Dyer & Stefan Jannides. Soundtrack by Tnee Dyer and Tom Thum.