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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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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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ROOM TO MOVE with Sandra Parker

PROCESS SHARING & CRITICAL DIALOGUE Sandra Parker uses this somewhat unconventional platform for intimate sharing and critical dialogue to dig deeply into the interrogations raised by the process, theme and production of her work-in-progress Adherence. Drawing on themes of power and authority, this new work examines the potential for change through human persistence, endurance, will and …

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CHOREOGRAPHED READINGS

Choreographed Readings led by Rhiannon Newton Expanding on Dancehouse 2018 artist-in-residence Rhiannon Newton’s We Make Each Other Up, Dance Massive artists are invited to contribute excerpts from texts that have influenced their practice and thinking. Each text is accompanied by a score and short note from the artist, shared in a one-to-one reading. Mapping webs …

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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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WHAT NOW: Conversation Series

WHAT NOW is a series of timely and incisive facilitated conversations aimed at contextualising the deep and subtle connections that the choreographed body fosters – in its multiplicity of forms and meanings with the social, ethical and political. # 1 – What’s your discourse? – Practising the Practice #2 – Who’s got the power? – Artists …

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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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QUAKE

QUAKE is a synthesis of hypnotic sound and uncanny movement, developed through the international collaboration of four independently renowned artists and anchored by the force of their ground-breaking work in the fields of sound and choreographic composition, computer technology and installation. As the four performers inhabit the expanded installation, the performance ensemble is reconceived as a …

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Cultural Residues 2020

Cultural Residues 2020 explores embodied provenance, presentation and representation — history and fake news. Through film projection, sound and live performance, this duet series is imagined as a river that flows and meanders through different landscapes. In a cyclical and mesmeric exploration of time, projected images are both prequel and sequel to live dance at different …

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Utterance

Utterance takes audiences on a rhythmic journey, navigating entangled patterns of sound and proposing intriguing new ways to understand the relationship between language, sound and the human body. Winner of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Best Dance Award, this work grapples with the layered complexity of form, creating an immersive experience for both performer and audience. Siobhan …

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Post Reality Vision

This experimental choreographic work is an investigation into the reality of the body. It is a post-truth struggle for three dancers and an almost tangible vision. The work will take the form of a danse macabre triptych, rapidly unfolding and unpicking the philosophical underpinnings of the aestheticised human form. Of all the plethora of images …

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A Faint Existence

A Faint Existence is a powerful physical meditation on impermanence, fragility and mortality in the age of climate change. Kristina Chan’s performance explores the enormous impact our existence en masse as a geophysical force. It speaks to our microcosmic existence on a macrocosmic scale, as a singular body encounters elemental forces and physical transformations. Through precision, intuition …

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Dark Night

Emerging from an installation conceived for the Venice Biennale as a response to the terrible fate of asylum seekers arriving by boat to Australian shores, Dark Night explores the crumbling humanitarian ideals of a world in crisis. In this embodied installation, embracing the dramatics of scale, volume, tone, rhythm and movement, a series of images are performed. …

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HYPERSPACE

From the human body to the cosmos, HYPERSPACE is an inquiry into the metrics we use to measure the deep unknowns of the universe. It proposes a study of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it. The interior and exterior landscapes of the body are …

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The Tennis Piece

Atlanta Eke has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most provocative choreographers with a radical approach to tackling the complex anxieties of our technologically laden world. The Tennis Piece is a dance performance and multimedia installation that reimagines the Tennis Court as a time machine, performed by 4 dancers, 4 tennis ball machines, 400 tennis balls, …

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Concrete Impermanence

From environmental disaster to personal trauma, Concrete Impermanence reveals the fragility of existence through a choreography of people and paper sculptures. Through these relationships and environments, this work draws on the universal experience of grief and loss, revealing the inextricable connection between individual and collective experience. An ever-shifting series of states, landscapes and urban environments uncover the …

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