One Infinity


Playking Productions / Jun Tian Fang / Dancenorth Australia /Beijing Dance Theatre

The ancient Chinese tale of Zhi Yin (知音) tells of two strangers from distant lands who find in each other a soulmate through the music of the Gu Qin, a traditional Chinese instrument. With each pluck of a string, the other sees the beauty of flowing waters and far away mountains, forming a bond between the men that will never be broken.

Taking inspiration from this ancient tale, One Infinity is a unique cross-cultural collaboration between masters of music and dance from China, Australia and the United Kingdom. Audiences are taken on a journey to far away splendour as they witness the power of music and movement to communicate without words.

A collaboration with Beijing Jun Tian Fang Music Ensemble, Dancenorth Australia and Beijing Dance Theatre, One Infinity is directed and choreographed by Gideon Obarzanek with the music co-composed by Max de Wardener (UK), Genevieve Lacey (Australia) and Wang Peng (China).

One Infinity has been generously supported by Australia’s Major Festival Initiative. It will premiere at Melbourne International Festival in October 2018, followed by seasons in the Sydney at Perth Festivals in early 2019.


Past Performances

Past Performances

Perth Festival
7 - 10 February 2019
His Majesty's Theatre

Sydney Festival
23 - 27 January 2019
Carriageworks

Melbourne International Arts Festival
12 - 20 October 2018
Merlyn Theatre, The Coopers Malthouse




Production Team

Ziyin Gantner

Producer (Australia)

Wang Peng

Producer (China)

Jess Zhang

Associate Producer (Australia)

KEY CREATIVE Team

Gideon Obarzanek
Gideon Obarzanek

Director/Choreographer/Co-Designer (Australia)

Max de Wardener
Max de Wardener

Co-Composer (United Kingdom)

Genevieve Lacey
Genevieve Lacey

Muscian/Co-Composer (Australia)

>Wang Peng
Wang Peng

Co-Musician/Co-Composer (China)

Damien Cooper
Damien Cooper

Co-Designer/Lighting Designer (Australia)

Jim Atkins
Jim Atkins

Sound Designer (Australia)

Harriet Oxley
Harriet Oxley

Costume Designer (Australia)

GALLERY