Available worldwide from 10th Sept until 31st Dec 2023.
Unfolding in nine parts, The Concert depicts a series of worlds and characters that span time and space, woven together by a reoccurring object—a large, mysterious, glass-like ring. These recurring rings are in fact the iconic acoustic reflectors that hung in the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall from its opening in 1973 until 2020, when they were decommissioned to make way for new acoustic technology. In The Concert, Goh places this historical artefact inside dreamlike sequences and surreal worlds, to explore how mythology carries memory and meaning through time.
Created following a 2021 residency at the Sydney Opera House, Goh has assembled an exceptional artistic team to make The Concert, a 40 minute film weaving together dance, song, costume, poetry, sound and cinematography, and starring an extensive cast of performers ranging from seven to 76 years old. Filmed entirely onsite at the Sydney Opera House, but in the interstices and hidden areas, The Concert takes one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet and renders it into otherworldly terrain.
Commissioned and presented by Sydney Opera House as part of New Work Now, enabled by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects.
Artist, Choreographer, Director: Angela Goh
Cinematographer, Editor, Colour grader: Matt McGuigan
Composer: Corin Ileto
Costume Designer: Verity Mackey
Writer: Holly Childs
Songwriter: Marcus Whale
Hair and Make-up: Amelia Fell
Rozsa Pandolfini Kirkwood
Sabine Pandolfini Kirkwood