Experience into dance: translation and failure – Real Time

The American writer Claudia La Rocco, currently a columnist for Artforum, was in Melbourne recently as a guest of Dancehouse, running a series of workshops on writing and performance. In The Best Most Useless Dress, a collection of her essays, reviews and hybrid responses, there is a long essayistic poem called “On Taste” which describes …

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The weight of abstraction – Real Time

Early on in Anti—Gravity, a stage moment distils the feeling that will haunt me throughout this performance. On a stage busy with props that will only later come into use—screens, a large transparent box, a lift, rocks, a laptop—Sarah Ronnie Bruce stands on a small podium, occasionally releasing clouds of stage fog, and slowly speaks …

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Arts Hub Dance Massive Diary – Cockfight

The Farm’s Cockfight Meat Market, North Melbourne 24-26 March 3 ½ stars Intergenerational tensions and masculine insecurities are explored with dramatic physicality in Cockfight, a dance theatre piece created by Gold Coast company The Farm in association with NORPA and Performing Lines. Set in a mundane office, the work sees Gavin Webber (co-director) and Joshua Thomson (co-director/set …

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Commissioned essay written by Claudia La Rocco

It’s quite a thing to fly 18 hours; parachute into a continent, country, city, scene for a week; see almost 10 performances over the course of that week; and come out the other end with anything intelligible (never mind intelligent) to say. As of this typing I’ve done all but the intelligible bit. What to …

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A Flair For Culture

A FLAIR FOR CULTURE 18 Feb 2017 World-class institutions, venues old and new, the finest galleries and latest shows are an irresistible artistic formulaDo you know, it’s possible to visit Melbourne and not go anywhere near the MCG or flemington? you don’t need fair weather, team colours or a winning streak to have a good …

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Public Program

Danced-out, but hungry for more? Our public program is designed to engage, inspire and make you think. Extra Massive gets you out of the audience and puts you right in the action (but not in the way you think). Check out the full program below Battle Massive Scribe The Body. Next – A Conversation Series

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Invitation: Devoted and Disgruntled Ally Event

What are we going to do about process and practice in dance?  Critical Path, Tasdance and Tracks Dance invite you to a gathering to discuss process and practice. This meeting of the dance sector is free and all are invited. Please find more information here.

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Australia Council Residencies Panel

RSVPs are now open for the Australia Council Residencies Panel taking place on Wed 15 March from 2.30pm – 3.30pm at Arts House.  A talk for dance artists interested in furthering their practice, through rigorous residency experiences, at home and abroad.  Click here for more info. 

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Battle Massive crew registration open now

Battle Massive brings b*boys, b*girls and street dancers from all over Australia to test their skills in the battle arena.  Featuring hip-hop stalwart DJ Peril on the decks, Battle Massive will feature a two-on-two breaking battle and and two-on-two all styles battle, with each winning crew taking home $1200 in prize money.  Registrations are now closed. 

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