Angela Goh’s solo exploration into the void is a gem. It doesn’t have the glamorous bling factor of diamonds, being worlds away from that kind of display, but is a precious object nevertheless. Let’s call it a black opal. Sky Blue Mythicfirst emerged as a 20-minute work seen as one of the 2020 finalists in the extremely prestigious and extremely valuable Keir Choreographic Award. It was no surprise to see it emerge as the winner. The question a bit over a year later was whether Sky Blue Mythiccould bear the weight of being expanded to three times its original length while retaining the ethereal, other-worldly atmosphere that made it so strange and fascinating. Yes, it could.

Angela Goh in Sky Blue Mythic. Photograph © Prudence Upton

I was sorry to see that the description of Sky Blue Mythicon the Sydney Opera House website fails entirely to match that given at the time of the Keir finals at Carriageworks because the earlier statement of intent is so delicious. This is what I wrote about that statement then: Curtains open, it...