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Reviews

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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Divercity review: Following different paths through time and space – The Age

DANCE DIVERCITY ★★★ Mariaa Randall Arts House, North Melbourne Until March 26 Before the performance of Divercity begins, choreographer Mariaa Randall invites audience members who identify as women onto the stage. There, we learn different Aboriginal words that translate as “girl” or “woman”. The context is clearly laid out through this simple sharing of language: Divercity explores the story of women and …

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Dance Massive diary 2017

ArtsHub’s series of snapshot reviews of work presented as part of Dance Massive. Like any arts festival, Melbourne’s contemporary dance festival Dance Massive is best explored by diving in headfirst. Seeing an array of works gives greater perspective on the program, and keener awareness of the choreographic trends and concerns on show. The main drawback …

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News

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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Workshops

Explore the art of dance making, learning the mechanics of movement and examine the many forms of communication involved in writing critically for dance. Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster Masterclass – 10am – 1pm, 20 March Kinaesthesia Intensive – 9am – 4:30pm, 22 March Battle Massive Masterclass – 7pm – 9pm. 20 March Creative …

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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.  The original tale of peter rabbit also boasts a …

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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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Professional workshops during Dance Massive 2017

Dance Massive will host four professional workshops designed for experienced dance practitioners over the festival.  Explore the art of dance making, learn the mechanics of movement and examine the many forms of communication involved in writing critically for dance. > Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster Masterclass with Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn. For professionally emerging to mid-career performers. Read …

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