DANCE MASSIVE 2013 Welcome to the third Dance Massive. Dance Massive has gone from strength to strength since its spectacular birth in 2009 and a fantastic second incarnation in 2011 – and is now known both nationally and internationally as the place to see Australian contemporary dance. This March we bring you Dance Massive’s third program of Australian contemporary dance – 13 days of amazing experiences that will leave you begging for more. Dance Massive includes world premieres, dance on film, dance on the streets, dance from the web, and return seasons of some of the most exciting Australian contemporary dance works of the last two years. In tandem with the performance program, we’re proud to again be associated with the National Dance Forum, which will be held this year on the banks of the Maribyrnong at Footscray Community Arts Centre. In association with Ausdance Victoria we also present Open Studios – an up-close series where artists will present work at various stages of development. And to prepare you for some of the Massive days ahead, we invite you to breakfast with us at Arts House over five mornings and join
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dancemassive.com.au us to discuss a range of dancerelated topics with our local and international visitors – including a chance to discuss the future of Dance Massive. The Dance Massive collaborating partners Arts House, Dancehouse, Malthouse Theatre and Ausdance Victoria would like to thank the Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the City of Yarra for their generous support. We love contemporary dance. We love how it can make us feel. We love it when the lights go down. Join us in celebrating Australian contemporary dance in its many guises – in a city that is arguably the beating heart of Australian contemporary performance. Australia is home to the oldest living culture on earth. Respect and engagement with this ancient culture and its contemporary lineage continues to make a unique contribution to creativity in this place and inspire our collective consciousness and understanding. Dance Massive acknowledges and respects the customs and traditions of Indigenous Australians and their special relationship with the land. The artists and organisers respectfully acknowledge that this program takes place on the land of the traditional owners of the Kulin Nation.
Gudirr Gudirr / Marrugeku 02 Physical Fractals / Natalie Abbott
LIFE SUPPORT / Ashley Dyer
DUAL / Stephanie Lake
P.0.V. / Lee Serle
BLACK PROJECT 1 & 2 / Antony Hamilton Projects
THE RECORDING / Sandra Parker
SKELETON / Larissa McGowan
247 DAYS / Chunky Move
INTERMISSION / Matthew Day
DANCE FOR THE TIME BEING – SOUTHERN EXPOSURE / Russell Dumas
CONVERSATION PIECE / Lucy Guerin Inc and Belvoir
14 & 15
MORE OR LESS CONCRETE / Tim Darbyshire
FUTURE PERFECT / Jo Lloyd
[GU:T]굿 / Soo Yeun You
MONSTER BODY / Atlanta Eke
ACTION / RESPONSE / Hannah Mathews and artists
DANCE SCREEN RETROSPECTIVE 1985 – 2008 / Tracie Mitchell
WETUBELIVE / Ben Speth
National Dance Forum 2013 23
DANCE MASSIVE BREAKFASTS 24 DANCE MASSIVE OPEN STUDIOS
BOOKING & VENUE INFORMATION 28
Presented by Arts House and Marrugeku
Image: Cathy Marshall
Image: Rod Hartvigsen
Presented by Arts House and Natalie Abbott
Gudirr Gudirr is a warning. The guwayi bird calls when the tide turns – to miss the call is to drown. The muk muk bird comes closer each night – arriving with news of death.
Arts House, Meat Market TUE 12 – SAT 16 MARCH 60 minutes Preview all tickets $18 Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713
The animals hear, the land knows. Listen. The language is dying. Young men hang themselves. Bulldozers clear our ancestors’ land. Gas pipes will soon cut the sea where we fish.
Concept/Co-Choreographer/Performer: Dalisa Pigram Director/Co-choreographer: Koen Augustijnen Set Designer: Vernon Ah Kee Music: Sam Serruys with Stephen Pigram and Iain Grandage Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall Costume Designer: Stephen Curtis Cultural Adviser: Patrick Dodson Dramaturge/Creative Producer: Rachael Swain Video Production: Sam James Producer: Stalker Theatre
Gudirr Gudirr is an intimate dance and video work conceived by daughter of Broome Dalisa Pigram and Yawuru law-man Patrick Dodson. With a physicality born of Pigram’s Asian–Indigenous identity, and in collaboration with les ballets C de la B choreographer Koen Augustijnen, Pigram’s dance captures a moment in time for her people. Pigram moves with effortless focus and fluidity. By turns hesitant, restless, resilient and angry, Gudirr Gudirr illuminates a broken past, a fragile present, and a future still in the making. 2.
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Hypnotic movement, whirring microphones, blinking lights, intimate encounters: Physical Fractals is an up-close, sensory experience – a dance work that consumes space and bends time.
TUE 12 – SAT 16 MARCH 60 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713
Two bodies drop and rise, weaving repetitive movements within a circle of witnesses, building tension with changes in sight and sound. Time appears to stretch as movement becomes faster and more fluid. Space becomes tighter as sound thickens and lights flash.
Choreographer/Director/Performer: Natalie Abbott Collaborator/Performer: Rebecca Jensen Live Sound Design & Manipulation: Daniel Arnott Dramaturge: Matthew Day Lighting Designer: Govin Ruben
First presented at Next Wave 2012, Physical Fractals is a brave, uncompromising dance work. An investigation into the presence of the audience, it challenges the way we view and experience performance. Physical Fractals invites you to join the circle. Let the movement take you and shake you.
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
Image: Byron Perry
Image: John Possemato
Presented by Arts House and Stephanie Lake
As a broad body of work that treats smoke as a material in an analogous way, Life Support is a live performance concerned with mortality and what persists and disappears. This gentle and confronting performance contrasts the presence of a dancing body with the subtly frightening and wonder filled potential of the motion of gases. As the shared environment becomes enveloped by smoke, the audience becomes more aware of the air they are breathing, evoking a space for reflection about how people care for themselves, each other and the planet.
Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre TUE 12 – THU 14 MARCH 60 minutes $25 Full / $20 Conc / $15 Members and City of Yarra residents / $10 Deakin & VCA students BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860 Lead Artist: Ashley Dyer Collaborating Artist/Lighting and Projections Designer: Travis Hodgson Collaborating Artist/Designer: Matthew Kneale Collaborating Artist/Dancer: Tony Osborne Collaborating Artist/Performer sound and objects: Sam Pettigrew Collaborating Artist/Designer: Clare Britton Production Support: Bek Berger Writer/Publication/Performer: Sime Knezevic Performer: John Possemato
In the light of a world’s inability to act meaningfully against climate change and the recent introduction of the carbon tax, Life Support is a critical reflection on what people are and aren’t doing as individuals as we wait for our the planet to crumble.
Stephanie Lake’s new work DUAL is a choreographic puzzle that fuses jagged yet slippery pieces. Two solos are performed one after the other. They are distinctly different worlds; contrasting, and seemingly unrelated. Each gesture has a strange sense of absence but also holds its own abstract logic. But in a third act the two solos miraculously interlock forming a complex duet that sees all elements – their musical scores, their atmospheres – combine. The solos merge and new meanings emerge. A chemical reaction occurs and we find ourselves in a new psychological space revealing that what appeared separate does, in fact, belong together. In this fugue-like tale of synthesis, DUAL asks questions about individuality and what is sacrificed as well as heightened by a union.
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall TUE 12 – SAT 16 MARCH 45 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713 Choreographer/Costume Designer: Stephanie Lake Performers: Alisdair Macindoe, Sara Black Composer/Lighting Designer: Robin Fox Production Manager: Chris Mercer Producer: Freya Waterson, Insite Arts
Presented by Arts House and Lee Serle
Black Project 1&2
Image: Antony Hamilton
Image: Bart Michaels for Rolex
Antony Hamilton Projects
Presented by Arts House and Antony Hamilton Projects
P.O.V. places the audience squarely within the performance environment, inviting them to cross over from spectator to participant in varying degrees. Seated on swivel stools, each person has their own unique perspective on the performance. The audience is the set, a permanent fixture in the space – yet each member can turn independently.
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall TUE 12 – SAT 16 MARCH 50 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713 Director/Choreographer: Lee Serle Performers/Collaborators: James Andrews, Kristy Ayre, Lily Paskas, Lee Serle Lighting Designer: Ben Cisterne Sound Designer: Luke Smiles Set Designer: Lee Serle Costume Design: Lee Serle and Shio Otani, in collaboration with the performers Production Management: Megafun
In this new work, choreographer Lee Serle asks: how can we expand our everyday awareness and interact more meaningfully with others? So often we are spectators in life, but what if we become more involved, rather than just watching? Proximity, reactions and interactions – whisperings, rushes of air, the growing intensity of movement, the risk of closeness. P.O.V. blurs boundaries and shifts perspective, creating space to participate – from slow dance to love-song dedication – in a geometrical but fluid space.
Extreme sensory reduction lies at the core of Antony Hamilton’s enigmatic, darkly sensual Black Project trilogy. Black space, black sets, black costumes and black make-up evoke a unique performance space in which dancers create presence out of absence, viscerally engaged with their surroundings.
Arts House, Meat Market TUE 12 – SAT 16 MARCH 60 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713
Black Project 1 teases out connections between the gravitybound body and the earth’s elemental forces. Two dancers, light, objects and sound occupy time and space symbiotically, in a transforming environment that explodes perceptions of a static universe. In Black Project 2 Hamilton’s compulsive choreography collects around a small group of dancers, their bodies organised into biomechanical configurations that explore the human drive to codify the natural world. Shrouded in darkness, Black Project 1 & 2 reflect on symbioses between the inanimate chaos and instability of matter, time and space.
Choreography/Concept: Antony Hamilton Set Construction/Production Management: Matthew Scott, Megafun Producer: Freya Waterson, Insite Arts Black Project 1 Performers: Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane Video Projection: Olaf Meyers Music: Robert Henke, Mika Vainio and Vainio and Fennesz Set & Costume Designer: Antony Hamilton Black Project 2 Performers: James Batchelor, Jake Kuzma, Talitha Maslin, Jessie Oshodi, Marnie Palomares, Jess Wong Costume Designer: Paula Levis Sound Designer: Alisdair Macindoe Video Designer: Kit Webster
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
Image: Scottie Cameron. Source images: Chris Herzfeld
Image: Sandra Parker
Presented by Malthouse Theatre
The Recording is a dynamic new work about making a film. Created with long time collaborators Steven Heather, Rhian Hinkley and Jennifer Hector, The Recording treats the stage as a film set, with cast and crew placed on stage together. The work follows three performers as they prepare for, rehearse and perform a series of scenes that are recorded, rerecorded and transformed through ‘full-blown’ cinematic soundscapes and emotional, dramatic lighting.
DANCEHOUSE, UPSTAIRS STUDIO WED 13 – SAT 16 MARCH 60 minutes $25 Full / $20 Conc / $15 Members and City of Yarra residents / $10 Deakin & VCA students Please note there is no wheelchair access to the Upstairs Studio BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860 Director/Choreographer: Sandra Parker Performers: Fiona Cameron, Trevor Patrick, Phoebe Robinson Projection Designer: Rhian Hinkley Composer: Steven Heather Lighting Designer: Jennifer Hector
The Recording subverts what we perceive is happening on stage; to open up interpretation; to build a sense of uncertainty and vulnerability; and to create space to notice what goes on between scenes that is usually hidden from the audience. The work exposes our assumptions and prejudices – the risk of blind acceptance, our desire for perfection but our human failings, and our own vulnerability in the face of media manipulation.
A set of characters discover the hidden stories of pop-cultural icons from the high heel to the BMX bike. Meeting sometimes surprising and violent ends, bodies and objects collide via a sinister vanishing screen. From rigor mortis to The Karate Kid, Larissa McGowan’s (Australian Dance Theatre, So You Think You Can Dance) long-running fascination with the skeletal form has resulted in a work that cuts to the quick with sharp angles, acute physical strength and a choreographic pace that has the dancers’ very bones popping, locking and pulsing in place.
Beckett Theatre, The Malthouse THU 14 – SAT 23 MARCH 60 minutes Full $49 / Conc $38 / Student $30 Senior $42 / Group $42 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au malthousetheatre.com.au or (03) 9685 5111 Choreographer: Larissa McGowan Directors: Sam Haren, Larissa McGowan Performers: Tobiah Booth-Remmers, Lisa Griffiths, Marcus Louend, Larissa McGowan, Lewis Rankin Set/Costume Designer: Jonathon Oxlade Lighting Designer: Bosco Shaw, Bluebottle Composer: Jethro Woodward Rehearsal Director: Carol Wellman-Kelly Producer: Freya Waterson, Insite Arts
Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Chunky Move
Image: James Brown
Image: Scottie Cameron
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
How do we view the world? How does the world view us? Do we behave as expected, or accept who we truly are? And, if we could observe ourselves in an unguarded moment, what would we see? In this world premiere, Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk collides what has already been with what could be, challenging us to examine the importance of the individual. 247 Days is an exploration of human dynamics within a shifting Australian landscape.
Merlyn Theatre, THE Malthouse FRI 15 – SAT 23 MARCH 60 minutes Full $59 / Conc $48 / Student $30 / Senior $52 / Group $52 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au malthousetheatre.com.au or (03) 9685 5111 Choreographer: Anouk van Dijk Performers: Leif Helland, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, James Pham, Niharika Senapati, Tara Soh Composition/Sound Designer: Marcel Wierckx Set Designer: Michael Hankin Lighting Designer: Niklas Pajanti Costume Designer: Shio Otani
Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre
In the final installment of Matthew Day’s solo series Trilogy, Intermission builds on the minimal nature of the first two works in the series – Thousands (2010) and the sensory tension of Cannibal (2011). Intermission is an intensely physical dance work that explores durational choreographic forms and the body as a site of perpetual becoming and infinite potential.
SUN 17 – TUE 19 MARCH 45 minutes $25 Full / $20 Conc $15 Members and City of Yarra residents / $10 Deakin & VCA students BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860
In Intermission, the audience enter a soft blue-black chamber and encounter a lone figure circling at its centre – almost imperceptibly. Starting small and quietly, the repetitive circular movement produces a multiplicity of unconscious rhythms and subterranean waves as the work unfolds. A minimal and unrelenting live sound score by James Brown pushes up against the choreography that creates tension and relief from the hypnotic insistence of the work and the suspended moments of energy and stillness.
Choreographer/Performer: Matthew Day Dramaturgy: Martin del Amo Sound Designer: James Brown Lighting Designer: Travis Hodgson
Image: Brett Boardman
Image: Jonathan Sinatra
dance for the time being – Southern Exposure
Lucy Guerin Inc and BelvOIr
Presented by Arts House, Belvoir and Lucy Guerin Inc
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio TUE 19 – THU 21 MARCH 60 minutes
dance for the time being – Southern Exposure refuses language and explores audience empathy through the relationship between the quotidian and the performative. The duets explore the relationship between ‘doing’ and ‘being’. The circularity of how ‘being’ precedes ‘doing’ and how ‘doing’ inscribes ‘being’. Why the terms yin and yang should not be rendered female and male. How our actions are informed by our being. How ‘being’ came before ‘doing’ and also before the duplicity of saying, telling and writing. How the everyday performative is repressed/forgotten to give us the quotidian. How religions are implicated in the performative through rites of resurrection and ancestor worship. The term “human being” is already performative. It goes without saying because it came without saying - more precisely because it came before saying.
$25 Full / $20 Conc $15 Members and City of Yarra residents / $10 Deakin & VCA students Please note there is no wheelchair access to the Upstairs Studio BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860 Director: Russell Dumas Performers: Sarah Cartwright, Rachel Doust, Eric Fon, David Huggins, Nicole Jenvey, Molly McMenamin, Linda Sastradipradja, Jonathan Sinatra Design Consultants: Simon Lloyd, Margie Medlin, Ysabel de Maisonneuve
Three actors and three dancers come together in a unique encounter between two performing art forms.
Arts House, Meat Market TUE 19 – SUN 24 MARCH 70 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20
The performers engage in an eight-minute conversation at the beginning of the show, completely spontaneous and unplanned from one night to the next. Recorded and repeated, this conversation becomes the script for the work that follows, using the everpresent iPhone to generate live music, songs, dance steps and text. The words remain the same but their intention shifts from frivolous, to hilarious, to boring, to cruel; tuning into the complexities and hidden subtexts of everyday chit-chat.
BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713 Choreographer/Director: Lucy Guerin Performers: Megan Holloway, Stephanie Lake, Alisdair Macindoe, Byron Perry, Kath Tonkin, Matthew Whittet Set/Costume Designer: Robert Cousins Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper Sound Designer/Composer: Robin Fox Production Manager: Chris Mercer
Conversation Piece explores the humorous and engaging nature of human interactions, but also the disturbing undercurrents that can isolate and disorientate the individual within a group.
DANCE MASSIVE 2013
12 - 24 MARCH
Dance Massive performances have been scheduled to allow you to see multiple shows in a day. Check the event pages for full details.
BLACK PROJECT 1&2
ANTONY HAMILTON PROJECTS
O: 8pm P: 7.30pm
5pm 8pm O: 7.30pm
DANCE FOR THE TIME BEING SOUTHERN EXPOSURE CONVERSATION PIECE MORE OR LESS CONCRETE
P: Preview O: OPening Night
LUCY GUERIN INC AND BELVOIR
THE MALTHOUSE THE MALTHOUSE
SOO YEUN YOU
5pm 8pm 2pm 7.30pm
2pm 8.30pm 2pm 7pm
hannah mathews AND ARTISTS
DANCE SCREEN RETROSPECTIVE 1985 – 2008
DANCE MASSIVE BREAKFASTS DANCE MASSIVE OPEN STUDIOS
Action / response
NATIONAL DANCE FORUM 2013
11am 1pm 3pm
FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
* 8.30AM *
Image: Tim Jomartz
Image: James Brown
More or Less Concrete
Presented by Arts House and Tim Darbyshire
Presented by Arts House and Jo Lloyd Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Bodies morph between human, animal, monster, machine and the unknown in Tim Darbyshire’s synaesthetic exploration of cyclical and audible movement, More or Less Concrete. Suspended between recognisable ‘concrete’ realities and ambiguous or surrealistic states, Darbyshire’s unique choreography warps and oscillates inside a tunnel-like space where receding and ephemeral qualities contrast the harshness of the physical.
WED 20 – SUN 24 MARCH 50 minutes Full $25 / Conc $20 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713 Choreographer: Tim Darbyshire Performers: Sophia Cowen, Tim Darbyshire, Josh Mu Sound Designer: Jem Savage Lighting Designer: Bosco Shaw, Bluebottle Dramaturge/Sound theorist: Thembi Soddell Costume Designer: Rebecca Agnew Production Management: Bluebottle Auspiced by: Moriarty’s Project Consultant Producer: Alison Halit
More or Less Concrete draws on diverse inspirations from musique concrète, sound theory, cinema, abstraction, swimming and tap-dance. A collaborative and experimental project, More or Less Concrete exists in a realm of constant tension and continual movement, evoking evolutionary processes through its flexing, sculptural shifts in time and space.
Five people abandon the uncertainties of the present for a future that is already written.
Arts House, Meat Market WED 20 – SUN 24 MARCH 45 minutes no interval Full $25 / Conc $20
In collaboration with some of Melbourne’s finest performers and creatives, FUTURE PERFECT compellingly explores circumstance, transitions and the unknown. On a metallic set suggesting both infinite possibilities and barriers, immersed in rhythmic and shimmering sound, five powerful dancers rigorously pursue an intricate choreography, setting up a precise balance between the exquisite and the menacing.
BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au artshouse.com.au or (03) 9322 3713 Choreographer/Director: Jo Lloyd Performers: Luke George, Rebecca Jensen, Madeleine Krenek, Shian Law, Lily Paskas Lighting/Set Designer: Jennifer Hector Music: Duane Morrison Costumes: Doyle Barrow Projection Designer: Rhian Hinkley
Lloyd’s distinct and vibrant dance aesthetic has garnered her The Age award for Best Dance Performance of 2011, and three Green Room Award nominations for FUTURE PERFECT. Describing an event that is expected to happen before another event, the term FUTURE PERFECT fittingly encapsulates Lloyd’s interest in shifts in perception and beliefs in relation to the present and the future. 17.
Soo Yeun You
Image: Tim Bernie
Image: Josh Wright
Presented by Malthouse Theatre in association with Kath Papas Productions
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
A contemporary ritual in progress.
Tower Theatre, THE Malthouse
Through a Korean shamanistic ritual [Gu:t]굿, Soo Yeun You and senior Torres Strait Island man Albert David venerate the living memory of two much-loved ancestors - their grandmothers. Using as its foundation the powerful Korean shamanistic ritual which gives its name to the work, [Gu:t]굿 is a meeting place to redefine landscape in a frame: life-death, yin-yang, two cultures, two extraordinary performers.
THU 21 – FRI 22 MARCH 60 minutes All tickets $15 BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au malthousetheatre.com.au or (03) 9685 5111 Conceived and performed by: Soo Yeun You, Albert David Choreography: Soo Yeun You Design by: Priya Namana Lighting Designer: Alexandre Malta Composition: Gus Macmillan Producer: Kath Papas
This work-in-progress will be accompanied by a forum with the artists which offers an insight into the traditional foundations of the piece and its themes.
A graphically honest and intense piece, Monster Body is a saturation of textures, tones, noises, rhythm and shapes created through a number of imaginative situations drawing from strong and haunting connections between local and global images that shape the female identity in contemporary culture.
DANCEHOUSE, SYLVIA STAEHLI THEATRE FRI 22 – SUN 24 MARCH 50 minutes $25 Full / $20 Conc $15 Members and City of Yarra residents / $10 Deakin & VCA students BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860
Through this raw and exposed work, Atlanta Eke subverts the conventional images of the female body and through deeply affecting, and often darkly funny, choreography, plans to broaden this representation in society.
Choreographer/Performer: Atlanta Eke Performers: Amanda Betlehem, Tim Birnie, Tessa Broadby, Ashlea English, Sarah Ling Stage Manager: Abbey Leonard
Atlanta Eke utilises the mystery, energy and physicality of a dancing body as a resource to ultimately expose the “monster” that hides in the space between the audience and the performer. Enchanting, challenging and disturbing, Monster Body stimulates the audience to create refreshing thoughts, feelings and approaches towards the society and rethink the boundaries between life and art.
Hannah Mathews AND ARTISTS
Presented by Arts House and Hannah Mathews Over two nights, Action/Response transforms North Melbourne’s Errol Street precinct into a site of exploration, conversation and encounter. Featuring new works by 20 talented creators, each evening brings a different selection of site-specific experiences.
ERROL STREET PRECINCT Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall Collect your nightly program (including map and performance times) from the Arts House Box Office, North Melbourne Town Hall or download from dancemassive.com.au or artshouse.com.au
Through dance, visual art and sound, and inspired by texts from writers Ramona Koval and Chris Johnston, Action/Response takes the familiar physical movements of ‘falling’ and ‘turning’ and sheds new light on both their ubiquity and their symbolism. Conceived by curator Hannah Mathews, Action/ Response invites reflection on these common bodily movements, reinterpreted by established and emerging artists from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.
FRI 22 – SAT 23 MARCH 60 minutes FREE Conceived by: Hannah Mathews Artists: Natalie Abbott, Alex Akers, Deanne Butterworth, Lane Cormick, Daniel Crooks, Alicia Frankovich, Nathan Gray, Bianca Hester, Laresa Kosloff, Kyle Kremerskothen, Shelley Lasica, Katie Lee, Jo Lloyd, Oliver Mann, Gabrielle Nankivell, Patrick Pound, Ria Soemardjo, Brooke Stamp, Danae Valenza, Tony Yap
Take the time to wander Errol Street’s unique streetscape over two evenings to discover each work in its specially chosen location. Look high, look low, listen carefully. There is action everywhere! 20.
Dance Screen Retrospective 1985-2008
Image: Tracie Mitchell
Image: Laresa Kosloff, New Diagonal (2007)
Action / Response
Tracie Mitchell Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation Dance Screen retrospective 1985-2008 is a 65 minute program of short dance screen works by celebrated Australian choreographer and director Tracie Mitchell.
Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio SAT 23 – SUN 24 MARCH 65 minutes All tickets $15 Please note there is no wheelchair access to the Upstairs Studio
As a retrospective, Dance Screen retrospective 1985-2008 presents a historical overview of Mitchell’s titles ranging from early works from the mid 1980’s through to her most recent work.
BOOKINGS dancemassive.com.au dancehouse.com.au or (03) 9347 2860 Choreographer/Director: Tracie Mitchell
The program screens six titles: Warehouse #1 (1985), Chicken (1990), Thread (1994), Sure (1998), Whole Heart (2005) and Under the Weather (2008). Each work is an unique artistic exploration into how live dance, the camera and space could be intertwined in order to create screen choreographies.
WeTubeLIVE Ben Speth
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation and of the National Gallery of Victoria
NATIONAL DANCE FORUM 2013
discussing sustainability of their practice through connections and collaboration; dance education; the Asian Century - new and richer opportunities for dance through Asia-Pacific perspectives; community dance; dramaturgy and feedback; the social, cultural and political impact of dance. NDF2013 is set to continue the national conversation set in motion by the inaugural, sell-out event in 2011. Further details in the full program.
Presented by THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS and AUSDANCE NATIONAL
A living exhibition of 100 solos ripped from the internet and interpreted by a diverse group of young Victorians WeTubeLIVE is a performed response to the internet phenomenon YouTube. As a spectacle, as a concept and especially as an expression of community, WeTubeLIVE is a work of its time. The selection of YouTube clips by the players, their personal sound systems and the distinct performance spaces become a reflection of the cult of the individual and the seam of vanity now epitomised by Facebook.
National Gallery of Victoria, Great Hall
WeTubeLIVE reveals a desire to build communities in whatever way possible, through numbers of friends, conversations within comment threads or just through laughing at the same clip.
No Experience Necessary, Just Lots of Enthusiasm!
SUN 24 MARCH 60 minutes FREE Concept/Direction: Ben Speth Project Manager: Bec Reid Dance Facilitator: Adam Wheeler Be part of Dance Massive in WeTubeLIVE! YOU will perform your response to a YouTube clip LIVE along with 50 other performers.
Register your INTEREST at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE 45 MORELAND STREET, FOOTSCRAY
The National Dance Forum will examine the central question Why dance? through a series of dynamic, interactive and responsive sessions, and curated keynote speakers and presentations. It will explore the unique qualities of dance as an artform and why we choose it as our mode of expression, communication or storytelling.
FRI 15 – SUN 17 MARCH WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Choreographers, dancers, independent artists, artistic directors, educators, researchers and dance producers and managers. REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO Register for the forum or networking drinks and check the latest program details, times and speaker information at ausdance.org.au
Facilitated by Jeff Khan, NDF2013 offers an exciting program of ‘all-in-together’ keynote and interactive sessions – including a full morning Open Space – as well as a rich and varied lineup of breakout sessions where delegates can delve into topics of personal interest. Keynote artists-in-conversation include Dalisa Pigram (Gudirr Gudirr – Marrugeku, Dance Massive program) with David Pledger (Artistic Director, not yet it’s difficult). Breakout sessions extend over a diverse range of topics around the central question, including: BlakDance First Nations Dance Panel; independent artists
Follow the forum on Twitter @natdanceforum / #natdanceforum The National Dance Forum is a partnership of the Australia Council for the Arts and Ausdance National, presented in association with Footscray Community Arts Centre.
Dance Massive breakfasts
Fri 15 MarCH We Know You Want To: Meet the Internationals Hosted by Angharad Wynne-Jones, Arts House. A caffeine-fuelled speed-dating session for the locals and the foreigners. Mon 18 MarCH Friends with Benefits: International Touring or Cultural Exchange? Hosted by Vallejo Gantner, PS122, New York. The pros and cons of One-Night Stands and Meaningful Relationships.
We are inviting you to breakfast! Join Dance Massive artists, members of the Dance Massive consortium, our international guests and our national and regional partners for breakfast where we aim to provoke frank and informative conversations and a little bit of networking too.
Tue 19 MarCH ‘We All, Every One of Us’: Presenting and Producing Indigenous Dance Hosted by Marilyn Miller. What’s happening on the flourishing Indigenous dance scene, and how you can be a part of it. Wed 20 March Where the Real Deal Is: National Touring and Residencies Hosted by Sarah Greentree, Performing Lines. The pleasure and possibilities in our own backyard.
Who are the breakfasts for? Come and have a coffee, croissant and chat with us if you are an artist, international, national or regional presenter; dance manager, producer, tour coordinator or government funder. We’ll be talking about the production, touring and presentation of dance and we want to hear your thoughts and get your input.
Dance Massive open studios Presented in association with Ausdance Victoria Where?
Dance Massive Open Studios complement the Dance Massive performance program with a series of showings from artists with works at various stages of development.
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, and The Malthouse. When? Thu 14, Mon 18 & Tue 19 March
The Open Studios provide a unique opportunity for contemporary choreographers and dancers to showcase their work-in-progress in an informal context to presenters, producers, artists and interested others.
On Tue 19 March we are privileged to dedicate a day to showcasing Indigenous dance to celebrate the diversity of practise across this vast land. We will bring you creative ways of understanding work by; Gary Lang, Tammi Gissell, Rita Pryce and Jacob Boehme.
Sun 24 March What Next for Dance Massive? An Open Space meeting with the dance sector, facilitated by Angharad Wynne-Jones, exploring the possibilities for Dance Massive 2015.
FREE Further details and schedule available at dancemassive.com.au and ausdance.org.au
Arts House, Warehouse 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne What time? 8.30am 60 minutes 24.
partners & supporters DANCE MASSIVE PARTNERS
DANCE MASSIVE project SUPPORTERS
for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Dancehouse, the City of Melbourne through Arts House, Arts Victoria and Pact Centre for Emerging Artists Sydney
Gudirr Gudirr has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the WA Department of Culture and the Arts, the Shire of Broome and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
dance for the time being – Southern Exposure is presented by Dance Exchange Conversation Piece is a Lucy Guerin Inc and Belvoir Co-Production which has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Belvoir and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Physical Fractals was developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program and supported by Arts Victoria, Arts Development Division and Footscray Community Arts Centre for presentation at Next Wave Festival 2012. This presentation is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
DANCE MASSIVE SUPPORTERS
Dance Massive has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
DANCE MASSIVE Project SUPPORTERS The artists would like to thank the following for their generous support:
More or Less Concrete has been developed and supported through Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (France), the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Sweet and Tender Collaborations, Victoria University: Solo Residency Program, Dancehouse: Housemate Residency, Arts Victoria, Chunky Move’s Maximised program, Lucy Guerin Inc.: Space Residency, Open Archive Residency and City of Melbourne through Arts House
Life Support was developed through the Dancehouse housemate program with the support of the Besen foundation and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria and the City of Yarra
FUTURE PERFECT has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund, the City of Melbourne through Arts House, the Besen Family Foundation and a Dancehouse Space Grant
DUAL has been supported by the City of Melbourne, through Arts House, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Ausdance/Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship P.O.V. was commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc and Rolex Mentor and Protégé Initiative and is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
[GU:T]굿 is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
Black Project 1 & 2 has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Monster Body was originally presented at the Next Wave Festival in May 2012 in partnership with Dancehouse and has been developed and supported through Next Wave Kickstart Program, Dancehouse, Arts Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
The Recording is supported by Arts Victoria, City of Port Phillip and the Besen Family Foundation
Action/Response has been supported by Arts Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Skeleton has been assisted by the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body
Tracie Mitchell Dance Screen Retrospective 1985-2008 is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria and Screen Australia
Chunky Move is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria
WeTubeLive is produced by Dancehouse with the support of the City of Yarra and of the National Gallery of Victoria
Intermission is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council 26.
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Booking & VENUE INformation
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521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne Box Office: (03) 9322 3713 Admin: (03) 9322 3720 email@example.com artshouse.com.au Arts House, Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Service fees and charges
PHONE Arts House – (03) 9322 3713 Dancehouse – (03) 9347 2860 Malthouse Theatre – (03) 9685 5111
Dancehouse Bookings made online or by phone for Dancehouse performances will incur a $0.30 per ticket charge.
Arts House Bookings made online or by phone for Arts House performances will incur a $1.50 transaction fee.
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Malthouse Theatre – Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 5pm and Saturday 10.30am – 5pm as well as 1hr prior to any performance. Closed Public Holidays.
113 Sturt Street, Southbank Box Office: (03) 9685 5111 Admin: (03) 9685 5100 firstname.lastname@example.org malthousetheatre.com.au
Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre have made every effort to offer wheelchair and limited mobility access throughout the program. Please contact each venue for further information.
Dancehouse – Box office is open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and one hour prior to performance times.
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Malthouse Theatre All Malthouse Theatre service fees and charges are included in the ticket price.
Arts House – Box office is only open one hour prior to performance times. Arts House does not operate a daily box office.
150 Princes Street, North Carlton Box Office & Admin: (03) 9347 2860 email@example.com dancehouse.com.au
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Each venue has their own ticketing system, and accompanying service fees and charges.
Tickets for Dance Massive performances can be purchased online, over the phone or in person at venue box offices.
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Program Guide for Dance Massive 12-24 March, 2013 in Melbourne.