Presented by QMF and Quilpie Shire Council
#Mind-bending musical virtuosity and astonishing visual theatre with the breathtaking backdrop of Baldy Top at twilight.
Rising above the plains of South West Queensland, Baldy Top offers one of the most picturesque natural lookouts in the outback. The serenity and solitude of this ancient formation is overwhelming in its magnificence, especially as the sun sets across the plains.
This July, over two evenings, two of Queensland’s most inventive contemporary performance companies – Topology and Dead Puppet Society – brought this stunning location to life through imaginative visual theatre and enthralling soundscapes.
Topology performed a mind-bending score, as iconic Australian birds and other creatures congregated, and audiences had the chance to connect with them in an extraordinary visual, audio and interactive experience.
Image courtesy of Quilpie Shire Council.
Echoes in the Dust operated under a COVID-19 Safe Checklist.
#About Echoes in the Dust
Inspired by the natural elements that have shaped Quilpie over many thousands of years, brief glimpses of natural and human histories materialise before us. Topology’s audacious score carries us through great imaginative leaps that see events over many millennia blur together, miraculously sharing both time and space for the duration of the concert.
Ancient rains carve out the shape of the Bulloo River and a flourishing underwater ecosystem springs to life before our eyes. Meanwhile, local fishermen and women share the river bank with a flock of pelicans; they catch golden perch and yabby’s side by side.
An archaeological dig is interrupted, the scientists scattering, as a living, breathing diprotodon lumbers into the space.
Echoes in the Dust will employ rich composition, world-building sound design and inventive visual theatre performance to pay tribute to the power and majesty of the natural world, in a place where time stands still.
Baldy Top, Quilpie 4480