Ocean's Skin

Topology Music (AUS) and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (USA)
World Premiere

Composer: John Babbage 
Choreographer: Heidi Duckler
Topology artists: John Babbage, Robert Davidson, Bernard Hoey, Therese Milanovic, Christa Powell
Heidi Duckler Dancers: Emily Simmons, Heidi Duckler, Marissa Labog, Nicholas Heitzeberg

“Topology are probably the most important and creative composers of new contemporary classics in Australia today.” Christopher Lawrence, ABC Classic FM

“…there’s magic in her choices, as Duckler taps a collective vein with her winsome, wistful blending of irony and history that invariably unlocks complex emotions.” LA Times


Ocean’s Skin brings together "probably the most important creators of contemporary classics in Australia today", Topology, and one of America’s most acclaimed contemporary dance companies, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, to immerse our senses in an exquisitely beautiful blend of music and movement.

A spiritual navigation of the soul, that reaches beyond skin-deep to gently touch our inner being.

Ocean’s Skin is the creation of Composer/Musical Director, John Babbage, and Artistic Director/Choreographer, Heidi Duckler, renowned for innovative site-specific works in non-traditional spaces. The piece reflects their fascination with the sounds and life-forms of the heavens and seas.

In this spell-binding piece, four dancers and five musicians will merge at South Bank’s Whale Mall, where ethereal sounds and Babbage’s new water instrument will create Ocean’s Skin.