Laniakea Live Music and Digital Dance Film

Laniakea – live music + digital dance film

A co-production between Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators (AUS) & Good Company Arts (NZ)

Laniakea is an invitation to experience a different scale of space and time.

Music and projected imagery open onto the cosmos and evoke ancient, ancestral narratives that draw connections between humans and the stars.

Cocreated by Australia-New Zealand-Taiwan artistic team, this work was created as 40-minute synaesthetic live music + projected digital dance film experience with two live musicians and immersive sound.

Suits presentation in a black box setting with a flat floor. Option for outdoor presentation with projected imagery.

Film Links: 
Laniakea VR

Jasmine Chen and Film Still by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts
Jasmine Chen and film still from Laniakea by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts
Michael Askill in Good Company Arts Dance Film Still
Michael Askill performing with digital dance film by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts


Project concept | music composer: Dr Corrina Bonshek (Australia)

Pipa: Jasmine Chen (Taiwan)

Percussion & composer: Michael Askill (Australia)

Sound spatialisation, mixing & live effects: Anna Whitaker (Australia)

Sound recording: Anna Whitaker, David Spearrit

Producer: Corrina Bonshek

Film director & concept: Daniel Belton of Good Company Arts (New Zealand)

Dance | choreography: Janessa Dufty (Australia)

Choreographic process: Daniel Belton & Janessa Dufty

Boomerang: Joseph Skeen Snr

Motion graphics | Star fields-Nebula: Jac Grenfell (New Zealand)

Cinematography | Stills: Daniel Belton

Generative Atmospherics: Patxi Araujo

Film editor | Optical effects: Daniel Belton

Costumier: Zambesi

Fibro optic rods: Airstrument

Spatial Design: Stuart Foster

Film producer: Donnine Harrison

Special thanks to Joseph Ian Skeen Snr and Family (Paternal: Birri-Gubba, Maternal Kuku-Thapan) for use of his Boomerang in this production, and to Aunty Mary Graham, Yugambeh Elder, for creative and cultural consultation.

Laniakea was supported by HOTA Home of Arts and City of Gold Coast through HOTA’s Creative Development Program. Its first stage of development was supported by Creative New Zealand and The Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Presentation History

2022 | Laniakea binaural CD release (forthcoming)

2021 | Laniakea VR miniature created & produced by Good Company Arts

2019 | Industry showing September 25, Indoors at the Outdoor Space, HOTA Home of the Arts.

Presenter Info

Contact us to start a conversation about Laniakea and presentation options in 2023 and 2024.

Corrina Bonshek (Australia) producer for Corrina Bonshek & Collaborators (AUS)

Email Corrina 61 435 247 874

Daniel Belton & Donnine Harrison at Good Company Arts (NZ)

Contact Good Company Arts

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