Media Release:
Rainbow Vomit Opens on Friday For Three Shows Only 


Cairns, 22nd May, 2017 –  There are just four more sleeps until the celebrated Dancenorth production of Rainbow Vomit applies a unicorn horn straight to the heart at the Centre of Contemporary Arts.

The creative tour de force that combines, dance, rhythm, theatre, colour, light, fantasy and illusion to bring a sense of imaginative wonder to the young and young at heart will be presented in three shows only, with one evening performance on Friday and morning matinees on Friday and Saturday.

Dancenorth artistic director Kyle Page and rehearsal director Amber Haines co-created Rainbow Vomit, which enjoyed a sell-out premiere season in Townsville last year before featuring at the Brisbane Festival in September.

Audience members are invited to watch the performance through ‘fireworks glasses’ – magical glasses made using holographic diffraction film, which refracts light into all colours of the spectrum, generating a myriad of rainbows.

Mr Page said at the end of each performance the audience is invited to join the performers on stage to play and explore within the visually beautiful and stimulating environment.

“Children can literally get lost in the space – time seems to disappear
– because it’s such an exciting and interactive exchange between the dancers and the children who come down to join them,” he said 

The show was inspired by the creators’ curiosity about the impact of technology and sensorial saturation on young viewers and their developing brains.

“Along with our amazing cast, we set out to explore the effects of this relatively recent phenomenon, in particular the impact on imagination and creative capacity in children,” Mr Page said.

“The inspiration for the name came from rainbows because we give out the glasses that create a myriad of rainbows. 

Rainbows take us back to our childhood and create a sense of wonder that’s important not to lose. Vomiting is an unconscious response to the barrage of technology all around us.”

Ms Haines said Rainbow Vomit created an intensely colourful and physical space saturated with ideas to inspire kids to go home and play and be creative in their own space.

Rainbow Vomit will be staged at 11am and 6.30pm on Friday, May 26, and at 11am only on Saturday, May  27.

Tickets cost $24 for adults, $19 concession holders, family pass $76 (two adults and two children/concession holders), school groups (10+) $15 each (includes one complimentary teacher ticket per 10 students).

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