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Battle Massive

Come witness Australia’s edgiest street dancers battle it out for supremacy! Championing the diverse street dance styles that are thriving in Melbourne, our flagship public outdoor event Battle Massive has partnered with Cypher Culture for this year’s iteration. Battle Massive transforms into a travelling dance-off with four stopovers, kicking off at RMIT’s A’Beckett Urban Square. Each stop …

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WITNESS SALON

Book to see a show, then enjoy an after-drink and an informal but facilitated conversation with the critics from WITNESS performances. WITNESS SALONS are all about what you think: it’s a chance to talk through your responses and articulate your ideas in a relaxed conversation. WITNESS is one of Australia’s most exciting new critical initiatives, opening up conversations …

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SCRIBE by Fragment 31

For millennia, in many cultures, scribes have held sacred administrative roles – offering written transactions and brokering exchanges between parties. Led by Leisa Shelton, Scribe is a public participatory work bridging the experience of audiences, the intentions of artists and the extraordinary meetings that occur between the two through performance. Throughout Dance Massive, audiences are invited to have their …

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ROOM TO MOVE with Ros Crisp

LECTURE PERFORMANCE In her solo lecture-performance, Rosalind Crisp asks how dance might embody, understand and connect to the unfolding extinction crisis in East Gippsland. A response to Crisp’s profound sense of loss and responsibility for the devastation of the country that has allowed her to share in the spoils of colonialism, DIRtywork has arisen from years …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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THE BOTCHAN RETREAT: Screening

by Nathan Smith and Max Pollard (Running Man) Inspired by the Japanese literary classic Botchan and the Matsuyama locale, The Botchan Retreat is a darkly comedic dance film about the detrimental effects of corporate culture on vibrancy, freedom and happiness. This film was a joint co-commission by the Japan Contemporary Dance Network in partnership with Dancehouse. Image: Matt …

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CINEMATIC EXPERIMENTS: Multi-Media Installation

Developed over two months in a dedicated shopfront come media laboratory within the Altona Gate shopping centre, the multi-media installation traverses the choreographic qualities of the cinematic frame. Utilizing a library of analogue and digital source material created for the project, the work is a series of experiments that explore the interaction of digital dance …

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SIMULCAST

A solo for 401. SIMULCAST is a study in simplicity. Young, old, trained and untrained dancers will work together to create this murmuration, taking place in Melbourne at Birrarung Marr. Created by Chunky Move in association with Tasdance and Yellow Wheel, SIMULCAST is a solo for celebrated Australian dancer James O’Hara, supported by a local …

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