I met God and it was a glorious, absolute reduction to pink and a series of television talk show appearances.

Presented in celebration of Phillip Adams BalletLab’s 20th anniversary year, Glory embodies a philosophical ritualising of choreographic traditions, cinema, irreverence and conceptual art.

Glory evolved from source material including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Hollywood TV sit-coms, and the art of Yves Klein. Frenetic, intricate and relentlessly virtuosic dancing culminates in a revelation of the “almighty” through a saturation of the colour pink.

Glory brings together balletic opulence with seemingly incongruous pop culture references, overstimulating the audience with an abundance of ideas in order to playfully validate and mock the notion of an artist-Creator. Glory splices together revelations and experiences of the divine.

Presented by Temperance Hall as part of Dance Massive 2019

Glory post-performance Q&A Saturday 23 March, 2:50pm (30 minutes)

Join BalletLab and Temperance Hall Artistic Director Phillip Adams and Glory dancers Oliver Savariego, Benjamin Hurley, Rachael Wisby and Samuel Harnett-Welk for a post-performance Q&A facilitated by writer, choreographer and dancer Rennie McDougall. Free entry included with Glory ticket purchase.




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Tue 19 - Sat 23 March

Tue 19 Fri 22 March, 6:30pm
Sat 23 March, 2:00pm & 6:30pm
(50 mins)

Temperance Hall
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne

Tickets $35* $30¤

Full *  Concession ¤

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Choreography, Concept & Direction
Phillip Adams
Ben Hurley, Oliver Savariego, Rachael Wisby, Samuel Harnett-Welk
Set design
Phillip Adams, bluebottle (Ben Cobham & Andrew Livingston)
Light design
bluebottle (Ben Cobham & Andrew Livingston)
The Huxleys
James Wright (NON Studio)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Kristy Ayre
Associate Producer
Kristina Arnott
Production Manager
Geordie Barker
Georges Antoni (Art Direction by 3 Deep)