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The Spinners (SA, Australia)


3 Feb 2019 - 30 Jun 2021

Short Synopsis

Australian Choreographer Lina Limosani and Scottish visual theatre director Al Seed plunge audiences into the story of the Fates of Greek mythology.  Virtuoso Australian dancers Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea-Nadine Williams join Limosani on stage to play the three Fates who spin, measure and cut the thread of life, creating an emotionally charged dance-theatre performance which weaves together themes of mortality, freewill and sisterhood.Through stunning imagery, an immersive original score, dance and theatre, this work is a fiercely dynamic piece, delivered with relentless intensity and athleticism in an exhilarating journey into myth and imagination.

Reviews Feature

SOLD OUT SEASON Adelaide Festival Centre 2018, as part of the Inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival.

SOLD OUT SEASON Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Dance Base as part of Made in Scotland and Made in Adelaide Showcases.

Named in the top 10 BEST DANCE works of 2018 by LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Intelligent, captivating and superbly performed. The Guardian, UK

'The Spinners, a collaboration between Scottish director Al Seed and Australian choreographer-dancer Lina Limosani is a richly crafted theatrical tapestry that cleverly questions notions of destiny and female agency.’ The Guardian (5 stars)

'For an hour I sat spellbound at the artistry and talent of this collaboration.' Kerry Cooper - Stage Whispers

'The dance is pure and precise, and at its times of interconnection an almost visceral pleasure.' Peter Burdon - The Advertiser

'This is a strong and very original work' Maggie Tonkin - Dance Australia

Embodied with a fabulously fierce, seemingly telepathic focus by Limosani, Tara Jade Samaya and Kialea-Nadine Williams, these apocalyptic warrior-witches treat their responsibilities with poker-faced dedication.Donald Hutera - The List (4 stars)

‘The Spinners is a most unusual dance work: futuristic with ancient undertones; incredibly fast-paced as well as thoughtful; it’s a highly original blend of storytelling and pure dance. It uses an old tale in such a way that it speaks to us 21st century folk, makes comment on contemporary themes as all good art should – no preaching, no clunkiness’. Tamsin Grainger – The Wee Review

‘There’s a richness to The Spinners which keeps on unfolding’ The Scotsman (4 stars)

‘A treasure chest of enticing allusions... breathtaking precision of three very generous dancers.’ Jackie Fletcher - The British Theatre Guide

‘There’s nothing like a trio of kick-ass goddesses to get your adrenaline going.’ The List

‘Recognised steps and gestures entwined in a new and inspiring form. The Spinners is simulating and thought-provoking.'
The Wee Review

'Exciting dance theatre...beautifully spun out...impeccable’ Fest Magazine Edinburgh



Written By
Concept by Al Seed , created by Al Seed and Lina Limosani
Composed By
Guy Veale (Scotland)
Directed By
Al Seed (Scotland)
Lina Limosani (Australia)
Designed By
Wendy Todd (Australia)
Lina Limosani (Australia), Tara Samaya (Australia), Kialea Nadine Williams (Australia)
Availability Status
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