Putting the pandemic behind them and shaking the floors of the Paterson Street East Carpark are the priorities for Mona Foma dance performance "Stompin - All Expenses Paid".
The dance troupe will rock the car park footings from the top floor down across today, Saturday and Sunday as part of one of Mona Foma's most grungy acts.
The act will come from dance group Stompin, a Launceston based group that also operates outside of Mona Foma.
One of the team of choreographers, Jack Ziesing, said the peformance was an exploration of the materialistic reality of day-to-day life.
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"We're looking at fast-fashion, consumerism and mass production, particularly in regards to fashion," he said.
Ziesing said the group was jumping out of their skin to perform after a COVID-19 clouded buildup that provided no certainty, and less opportunity.
"This specific work we actually started back a year ago," he said.
"And then right as we were about to premiere COVID happened so the dancers have been stewing on it for a year and are all really eager and keen to get it up and running."
Ziesing said the anticipation was going to contribute to a bigger and better performance.
"I think you put so much effort and work into putting these things together and for us to get right up to the point of performing then everything shutting down, it was very disappointing for everybody," he said.
"That was a year ago and all these dancers are just so eager to share what they have created and all the hard work that they've done."
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The eagerness stems from a prolonged practice period and rehearsals having to abide by COVID-19 restrictions, forcing performers to be imaginative with how they can prepare for the event.
Ziesing said it was important to balance getting ready for the performance with the restrictions.
"Things like social distancing were a concern but we've been so vigilant in making sure those procedures are kept in place while at the same time ensuring the integrity of the original choreographed work still remains," he said.
He said they had to stop rehearsing altogether when COVID-19 first hit but were back on track and ready for opening night.
Alongside Ziesing is well known choreographer Caitlin Comerford who was part of the team that brought Muster to Launceston's Junction Hometown in November.
Tickets for the performance are $25 and can be purchased here.
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