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Five festivals. Eight years of extraordinary dance.

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Deepspace — James Batchelor Image: Charles Tambiah

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4 Welcome 6 Introduction 10 Battle Massive 11 Tangi Wai… The Cry of Water — Victoria Hunt 12 Bodied Assemblies — Rhiannon Newton 13 Small Details — Sandra Parker 14 Between Tiny Cities — Nick Power 15 Vanishing Point — Shian Law 16 Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster — Nicola Gunn 17 Creature — József Trefeli Company 18 Aeon — Lz Dunn 19 Split — Lucy Guerin Inc 22 Anti—Gravity — Chunky Move 23 Stellar Project — Prue Lang

24 Event Planner 26 Noise Quartet Meditation — Lilian Steiner 27 Deepspace — James Batchelor 28 Tiny Slopes — Nat Cursio Co. 29 If It’s All In My Veins — Martin Hansen 30 Deep Sea Dances — Rebecca Jensen 31 Divercity — Mariaa Randall 32 Cockfight — The Farm 33 Jinx 103 — József Trefeli Company 36 Extra Massive 38 Workshops 40 Conversation Series 43 Booking & Venue Information 44 Partners & Supporters 45 Acknowledgements

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Welcome ———

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Welcome

Welcome ———

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I’m pleased that through Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the Australian Government has been able to help Dance Massive to deliver the fifth and largest public program in the history of the festival.

Dance Massive is an extraordinary celebration of contemporary dance and an event that shows the powerful things that can be achieved through collaboration.

Taking place across Melbourne venues Arts House, the Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse, Dance Massive is Australia’s largest celebration of contemporary dance. The event has also grown into an incredible springboard for Australian dance talent: with previous festivals attended by national and international artistic directors looking to buy Australian works to tour across North America, North Asia and Europe.

Aeon — Lz Dunn Image: Jennifer Greer Holmes

Dance Massive features some of Australia’s most exciting and innovative dance companies and the Australian Government is proud to support this event. Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield Federal Minister for the Arts

Victoria’s Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre have come together with Ausdance Victoria to create this unique festival. It’s a demonstration of the strength of our local dance sector and of the spirit of camaraderie that runs through Victoria’s creative community. Dance Massive not only offers a dynamic platform for choreographers and performers, this year it will extend the experience with public programs that invite the broader community to get involved. The Victorian Government is committed to backing Victoria’s creative talent, increasing participation and to building international connections for creative people and organisations. Dance Massive helps us to deliver on this and so much more. We look forward to the 2017 instalment and hope you enjoy the festival and your time in our creative state.

What better place to hold Australia’s largest festival of contemporary dance than Melbourne, Australia’s arts and culture capital. Creativity and expression are a vital part of our urban fabric and we are pleased to be working with Creative Victoria, the Australia Council and the Ministry of the Arts to present the fifth iteration of Dance Massive. Since 2009, Arts House has led the consortium of Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse, working with the dance sector locally and nationally to create the uniquely Melbourne, Dance Massive. In 2017 we look forward to taking dance into the streets with our largest free public program to date. From the streets and screens of the CBD, to transformed arts spaces throughout the city, contemporary dance keeps Melbourne moving in March. It’s going to be massive! I look forward to seeing you there. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle City of Melbourne

The City of Yarra is delighted to support Australian contemporary dance and Dance Massive. It is with great anticipation that we wait for dance to take over our City: the ideas, the energy and the conversations are inspirational. The City of Yarra is honoured to host the event in our City and proud to back Australian dance year-round through our support for Dancehouse. We recognise the important role that independent arts organisations such as Dancehouse play in nurturing new works, supporting artists and creating a dialogue with the community.

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Martin Foley MP Minister for Creative Industries

Dance Massive provides important opportunities for Arts House, Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse to come together to share resources, collaborate and promote dance. We recognise there are many other beneficial relationships and collaborations that arise from this festival. We congratulate all those involved in putting together Dance Massive 2017 and look forward to sharing another great festival of Australian dance with the community. Amanda Stone Mayor Yarra City Council

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Introduction

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Small Details — Sandra Parker Image: Gregory Lorenzutti

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Now more than ever, it’s time to engage and connect, to question everything. Most importantly, it’s time to dance.

choreographic forms, including an ambitious new project from our state dance company Chunky Move, a world premiere from rising choreographic star and Bundjalong /Yaegl woman Mariaa Randall, and intricate work by long time experimenter, Sandra Parker.

Dance Massive offers you that possibility – a chance to rediscover your belief in the joyous and the extraordinary privilege of feeling alive. How? By engaging with the work of people who with focus, skill and fierce imagination, enable you to know yourself better, and to see the world through fresh eyes. For this fifth chapter of Dance Massive, we have unearthed and commissioned work that is adventurous, deeply mythical, exuberantly fun, confidently abstract and at times, hilariously ambiguous. Over ten days you can immerse in the full spectrum of

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Dance Massive V is choreography at its best: as theatre, as action, as communal gathering and as form that is creating its future. Dance Massive will take you onto the streets, out of the black box and into the unknown. Embrace it.

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It’s definitely worth buying a ticket or four. It’s time to dance and dance massive. Now more than ever. Angela Conquet, Dancehouse Matthew Lutton, Malthouse Theatre Angharad Wynne-Jones, Arts House

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Tangi Wai‌The Cry Of Water — Victoria Hunt Image: Alex Davies

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Battle Massive ———

4pm – 7pm, 18 March FREE Federation Square Judges: Caetlyn Watson, Arch Ilias & Demi Sorono

Tangi Wai... the Cry of Water ———

Victoria Hunt ———

Tangi Wai... The Cry of Water ———

7pm, 14 – 18 March 60 minutes Warnings: Nudity, strobe & laser lighting Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

Come witness 32 of Australia’s best street dancers battle it out for supremacy.

Tangi Wai... The Cry of Water Victoria Hunt Choreography, Direction & Performer: Victoria Hunt Performer: Kristina Chan Light & Mist Design: Fausto Brusamolino Video & Light Design: Boris Bagattini Sound Design: James Brown Object Design: Clare Britton, Victoria Hunt Costume Design: Annemaree Dalziel, Victoria Hunt Kia Whakamanawa: Charles Koroneho Wahine Mana Mentor: Aroha Yates-Smith Rehearsal Assistant: Linda Luke Production Manager: Mark Haslam Producer: Rosalind Richards, Artful Management Tangi Wai Company: Victoria Hunt, Kristina Chan, Imogen Cranna, Linda Luke, Kirsten Packham

Organic, electrifying and utterly immersive, Australian/Maori artist Victoria Hunt presents a richly detailed, viscerally realised and large-scale work exploring mythology, cosmology and traditional wisdom in Tangi Wai... the cry of water. Merging installation, theatre and dance, audiences are transported to the Maori realm of spirits Te Arai, an arduous passage at the precipice of human existence and the afterlife. Here, messengers from the past, bodies abandoned by spirit and urged by unknown forces, transform mythology into flesh and bone.

and protest that works to decolonise our thoughts and beliefs, reinstating the power of indigenous creativity through Pacific, Asian and Western dance practice.

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Battle Massive

A multidisciplinary team of artists craft an exquisitely layered, hypnotic composition of light, sound, movement, image and incantation - a forceful communion with the forgotten and the feared.

Hunt’s breakthrough ensemble piece is a powerful embodiment of female authority, ceremony

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Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive Image: Alex Davies

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Sandra Parker ———

7pm, 14 – 17 March 60 mins

8.30pm, 15 – 17 March 60 mins

Accessibility: NOT wheelchair accessible

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10

Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10

Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, Carlton North

Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, Carlton North

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Bodied Assemblies Rhiannon Newton Bodied Assemblies makes a radical proposal for coming together to share an experience of transformation. The process is ignited and intensified by the condition of being together as a group in a space and time unravelling the infinite choreographies of our assembled bodies.

Using repetition to capture and solidify “live-ness” – be it a danced movement or a mundane action – Rhiannon Newton’s new work masterfully exposes the possibility our collective bodies offer.

In a succession of live negotiations, the individual body becomes many and multiple bodies become one. All the while, the temporary assembly rotates, like the hand of a clock, through a single revolution.

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Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra and the NSW Government through Arts NSW Image: Cleo Mees

Small Details ———

Small Details Sandra Parker Created by Rhiannon Newton in collaboration with performers: Bhenji Ra, Ivey Wawn & Julian Wong Composition: Bree van Reyk Percussion: Leah Scholes Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw Producer: Jenifer Leys Technical Support: Benjamin Forster

Director & Choreographer: Sandra Parker Kinetic Sculptures: Rhian Hinkley Sound: David Franzke Light & Spatial Design: Jenny Hector Dancers: Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Melissa Jones, Kasey Lack

Small Details extends the focus in Sandra Parker’s practice on minimal movement and gestural action. The work uses a series of automated kinetic sculptures set against intricately refined choreography. Selected gestures are performed in extreme detail and in repetitious cycles: the work’s duration testing the performers’ and audience’s capacity to meet the demands of the choreographic system.

At its apex, where precision and fixity break, the work attunes attention beyond the choreographic logic, to focus on the vulnerabilities, limitations and potentials of the body in an automated and technologically advanced world.

Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra Image: Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse

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Rhiannon Newton ———

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Between Tiny Cities

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Shian Law ———

8.45pm, 14 – 18 March 60 minutes Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

8.45pm, 14 – 18 March Performance Lecture 1pm, 19 March 60 mins Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

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Between Tiny Cities រវាងទីករ្ ង ុ Nick Power In Between Tiny Cities , dancers Erak Mith, from Phnom Penh, and Aaron Lim, from Darwin, use the rituals, movement styles and language of their shared hip-hop culture to reveal the dramatically different worlds that surround them, and uncover the choreographic links that unite them.

The project is the result of a three-year dance exchange between Darwin’s D*City Rockers and Cambodia’s Tiny Toones youth program. The two crews have travelled, trained, battled and performed together over several years and Between Tiny Cities is a continuation of that exchange.

Choreographed by nternationally renowned, Sydney hip hop dance artist Nick Power and accompanied by the beats and sound design of Jack Prest (Future Love Hangover). The work blends the raw, wild energy of b*boy battles with skillful improvisation and choreography, offering a cross-cultural perspective on style, culture and locality.

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Vanishing Point ———

Vanishing Point Shian Law Choreographer: Nick Power Dancers: Aaron Lim & Erak Mith Sound Designer: Jack Prest Designer: Bosco Shaw Creative Producer: Britt Guy

Choreographer: Shian Law Collaborating Choreographers: Phillip Adams, Deanne Butterworth, Jo Lloyd Dramaturg: Jo Lloyd Video Artist: James Wright Photographer: Christine Francis Light & Set Design: Matthew Adey Sound Design: Marco Cher-Gibard Writer: Eleanor Ivory Webber Costume Design: Andrew Treloar

“…the issue this time is to indicate the precise point in the present to which my historical construction will orient itself, as to its vanishing point.” — Walter Benjamin Both hybrid performance project and two-year experiment, Vanishing Point explores the ambiguity of authorship and the possibility of preservation in performance art. Dancer Shian Law (Jo Lloyd, BalletLab, Lz Dunn, Lara Thoms) employs a range of (un)orthodox strategies including documentary, archiving, fabrication and outright theft, to pose the question: “Whose show is this?”

and historicising his bodily encounter with three choreographic works by dance luminaries Phillip Adams, Deanne Butterworth and Jo Lloyd. A team comprising documentary makers and a portrait painter then record the elapsing time as Law locates, excavates and performs the dance works.

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Nick Power ———

Vanishing Point playfully and stealthily maps the constellation of lineage, questions of authenticity, and the multiple folds that frame a portrait of a contemporary artist.

In the work, Law – a transmedia artist and compulsive experimentalist – takes a quasiarchivist approach, documenting

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive Image: James Wright

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Nicola Gunn ———

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster ———

8pm, 15 March 8pm, 16 March 8pm, 17 March 2pm & 8pm, 18 March 8pm, 21 March 8pm, 22 March 8pm, 23 March 8pm, 24 March 2pm & 8pm, 25 March 6pm, 26 March 70 Minutes Age restriction: 15+ Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

József Trefeli Company ———

Creature ———

6pm, 17 & 18 March 12pm, 19 March 35 mins Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10 Carlton Baths 216/248 Rathdowne Street, Carlton

Tickets: $45, $40, $30 Ticket Package Discount Price – $35, $30, $27 Beckett Theatre The Coopers Malthouse 113 Sturt Street, Southbank

Walking along the canal in a foreign country, you see a man throwing stones at a nesting duck. You ask him to stop. He tells you to mind your own business. What do you do? Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster explores the rawness of confrontation and the ethical dilemma of intervention. Through the lens of a surreal but everyday event, Nicola Gunn plays out a tangle of imagined responses and repercussions through performance and dance.

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Gunn returns to Malthouse Theatre with her signature wit, teaming up with choreographer Jo Lloyd, to create a work that is part dance, part theatre, and entirely hypnotic. This is Gunn at her best: profoundly funny and brilliantly self-scathing.

Presented by Malthouse Theatre; a co-production with Performing Lines Image: Zan Wimberley

Creature József Trefeli Company Concept, Text, Direction & Performance by: Nicola Gunn Choreographer: Jo Lloyd Sound Composition & Design: Kelly Ryall Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti AV Design & Outside Eye: Martyn Coutts Script dramaturgy: Jon Haynes Costume Design: Shio Otani Tour producer: Performing Lines

Concept &Choreography: József Trefeli & Gábor Varga Costumes: Kata Tóth Masks: Christophe Kiss Music: Frédérique Jarabo

Creature is a work about origins – biographical, ethnographic, socio-cultural or aesthetic. József Trefeli tackles ethnographic material to place his contemporary choreographic practice under the magnifying glass of its archaic heritage. A pursuit that gives birth to a new choreography, a “creature” abounding with codes, intentions, and keys to its interpretation.

Creature shows us the kinship between the language of contemporary dance and the exoticism of folk dances. The result is a surprising piece, crazy with energy, rich with self-deprecating humour and spiced by extravagant costumes.

Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra and Pro Helvetia Image: Gregory Batardon

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Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster Nicola Gunn

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Lz Dunn ———

Aeon ———

Lucy Guerin Inc ———

7pm, 17 March 3pm & 7pm, 18 & 19 March 75 minutes Warnings: Contains nudity Accessibility: Aeon is an outdoor work involving a significant amount of walking. The work takes place in the vicinity of Royal Park and finishes near Melbourne Zoo. Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17

Split ———

7pm, 16 – 18 March, 23 – 25 March 3pm, 19 & 26 March 50 minutes Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

Offsite Venue information will be provided at the time of booking

Using computer modelling, scientists identify three simple rules that enable the synchronised movement of bird flocks: separation, alignment and cohesion. Informed by flocking studies and queer ecology, Aeon is activated by silence, sound, civic responsibility and personal desire. A playful push through public space and private discomfort, this participatory experiment in group behaviour questions what it means to be natural.

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Co-created by a team of multidisciplinary artists, Aeon lands a portable speaker in your palm and invites you to walk between soaring clouds of wings and piles of pigeon poo, towards a paradoxical and uncertain horizon.

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive Image: Alex Cuffe and Rebecca McCauley

Split Lucy Guerin Inc Concept & Artistic Lead: Lz Dunn Sound: Lawrence English Choreography: Shian Law Dramaturgy: Lara Thoms Performed with: Local Collaborators Production Manager: Liz Young Produced by: Performing Lines

Choereogrpaher & Director: Lucy Guerin  Composer: Scanner   Lighting Designer: Paul Lim Costume Designer: Harriet Oxley Dancers: Melanie Lane & Lilian Steiner

This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tight and time is getting shorter. We can all make sense of this dance. In Split, dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner negotiate ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time. As our world contracts, the clock ticks faster, and bodies press closer.

Featuring a musical score by UK composer Scanner, lighting design by Paul Lim and costumes by Harriet Oxley,  Split is a thought-provoking structural meditation rendered in movement and delivered by one of Australia’s most original dance companies.

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Aeon Lz Dunn

With delicacy and complexity, this dance revels in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreographic investigations; unfolding a mesmerising physical drama.

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Split — Lucy Guerin Inc Image: Gregory Lorenzutti

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Anti—Gravity ———

Prue Lang ———

7.30pm, 17 March 7.30pm, 18 March 5pm, 19 March, 7.30pm, 22 March 7.30pm, 23 March 7.30pm, 24 March 3pm & 7.30pm 25 March 5pm, 26 March

8.30pm, 18 – 21 March 60 mins

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10

Tickets — $45, $40, $30 Ticket Package Discount Price — $35, $30, $27 Merlyn Theatre The Coopers Malthouse 113 Sturt Street, Southbank

Age restriction: 15+ Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, Carlton North

Stellar Project Prue Lang

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Anti—Gravity Chunky Move In ANTI—GRAVITY, Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk joins forces with internationally renowned multimedia artist Ho Tzu Nyen to explore the role of clouds as ethereal influences that disturb or heighten human existence. Using Ho Tzu Nyen’s extensive research as a provocation for a dance work, ANTI—GRAVITY confronts gravity-bound bodies with the ephemeral, ever-changing cloud. Performers transform from celestial creatures to terrestrial warriors.

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As the clouds swell and dissipate, bodies are caught between monolithic stillness and fleeting elevation, becoming the vessels of our own imagination. Uniting the refined, highly physical choreography of Anouk van Dijk and the meticulous aesthetic of Ho Tzu Nyen, ANTI— GRAVITY is an immersive performance, an evocative world inhabited by six extraordinary dancers in various depths of control and abandon.

Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Chunky Move in association with Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts. Photo: Pippa Samaya / Image: M. Giesser

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Concept, Choreography & Direction Anouk van Dijk Co-creator & Concept Ho Tzu Nyen Visual Design Ho Tzu Nyen, Paul Jackson, Anouk van Dijk Lighting Design Paul Jackson Composition & Sound Design  Jethro Woodward  Costume Design  Harriet Oxley Performed by  James Batchelor, Marlo Benjamin, Sarah Ronnie Bruce, Tara Jade Samaya,  Niharika Senapati,  Luigi Vescio

Choreography & Concept: Prue Lang Performers: Mikaela Carr, Benjamin Hancock, Lauren Langlois, Amber McCartney & Harrison Ritchie-Jones Dramaturgy: Rebecca Hilton Lighting Design: Danny Pettingill Sound Design: Mark Pedersen Costume Design: Fozia Akalo Producer: Alison Halit

Following Lang’s previous works, Timeproject (2013) and Spaceproject (2015), Stellar Project continues the exploration of space and time via the experience of the human body, this time expanding into unquantifiable space and unquantifiable time.

Creating a unique choreographic language, Stellar Project investigates the dual notions of COSMOS and CHAOS and the way that our human bodies imagine, manifest and transform these understandings of the universe.

Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra Image: Pippa Samaya

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Aeon

Lz Dunn

Offsite — location provided at booking

75 mins

ANTI—GRAVITY

Chunky Move

Malthouse Theatre, Merlyn Theatre

Battle Massive

Facilitated by Ausdance Vic

Between Tiny Cities

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Wed 15

Thu 16

Fri 17

Sat 18

Sun 19

Mon 20

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Wed 22

Thu 23

Fri 24

Sat 25

Sun 26

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7pm

3pm & 7pm

3pm & 7pm

60 mins

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7.30pm

7.30pm

5pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

3pm & 7.30pm

5pm

Federation Square

240 mins

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Nick Power

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

60 mins

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8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

Bodied Assemblies

Rhiannon Newton

Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio

60 mins

12

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

Cockfight

The Farm

Meat Market

70 mins

32

8.45pm

1pm & 8.45pm

1pm

Creature

József Trefeli Company

Carlton Baths

60 mins

17

Divercity

Mariaa Randall

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

55 mins

31

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

5pm

Deep Sea Dances

Rebecca Jensen

Meat Market

90 mins

30

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

Deepspace

James Batchelor

Meat Market

40 mins

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if it’s all in my veins

Martin Hansen

Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre

60 mins

29

8pm

8pm

8pm

6pm

Jinx 103

József Trefeli Company

180a Palmerston St, Carlton

20 mins

33

12pm & 4pm

12pm & 4pm

Noise Quartet Meditation

Lilian Steiner

Dancehouse, Upstairs Studio

60 mins

26

Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster

Nicola Gunn

Malthouse Theatre, Beckett Theatre

70 mins

16

8pm

8pm

8pm

Small Details

Sandra Parker

Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre

60 mins

13

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

Split

Lucy Guerin Inc

Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

50 mins

19

7pm

7pm

Stellar Project

Prue Lang

Dancehouse, Sylvia Staehli Theatre

60 mins

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Tangi Wai… the cry of water

Victoria Hunt

Meat Market

60 mins

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Tiny Slopes

Nat Cursio Co.

Meat Market

55 mins

28

Vanishing Point

Shian Law

Meat Market

60 mins

15

4 – 7pm

6pm

8.45pm

6pm

12pm

5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

2pm & 8pm

7pm

3pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

7pm

7pm

8pm

8pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8.45pm

8pm

2pm & 8pm

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7pm

7pm

7pm

3pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

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7pm

7pm

8.45pm

8pm

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James Batchelor ———

7pm, 19 – 22 March 60 mins Accessibility: NOT wheelchair accessible Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10 Upstairs Studio Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, Carlton North

5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm 20 March 40 minutes Accessibility: Non-seated performance Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

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Noise Quartet Meditation Lilian Steiner Investigating the power of tranquillity and its relationship to chaos, Noise Quartet Meditation examines the resonant harmony in the perpetual exchange between these two states.  Through the amplification of the most imperceptible vibrations, energy swells until it unravels as a cyclone of moving flesh and sound. As dialogue travels between the turbulent and the calm, body and sonic activity expand beyond their physical states.

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Having been awarded the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation, and a nomination for the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography, Lilian Steiner brings her stirring work, Noise Quartet Meditation, to Dance Massive in 2017.

Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra Image: Lauren Dunn

Deepspace ———

Deepspace James Batchelor Choreographer & Performer: Lilian Steiner Performer: Briarna Longville Sound Design & Performer: Jonnine Nokes Sound Design & Performer: Atticus Bastow Lighting Design: Matthew Adey Costume Design: Shio Otani

Choreographer & Performer: James Batchelor Performer: Chloe Chignell Visual Artist: Annalise Rees Sound Design: Morgan Hickinbotham Lighting Design: Amelia Lever-Davidson

Deepspace is an intimate performance combining dance, sound and installation. The work has grown out of a two-month residency aboard Australia’s state-of-the-art marine research vessel Investigator. Award-winning choreographer and performer James Batchelor (Island, Metasystems) and visual artist Annalise Rees travelled to one of the most remote places on earth to study volcanic, sub-Antarctic islands, Heard and McDonald island.

From simple curiosity to detailed inquiry, this mesmerising work examines what drives us as humans to encounter the unknown. A vertical exploration, a shift in scale, we seek to determine the boundaries and properties of things.

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Lilian Steiner ———

Playing at the intersection of the arts and sciences, Deepspace maps the terrain between rational deduction and intuitive feeling.

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive Image: Charles Tambiah

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Tiny Slopes ———

Martin Hansen ———

7pm, 21 – 25 March 55 minutes Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

8pm, 23 – 25 March 6pm, 26 March 60 mins Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $25, $20, $15 Ticket Package Discount Price — $20, $15, $10 Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, Carlton North

If It’s All In My Veins Martin Hansen

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Tiny Slopes Nat Cursio Co.

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Tiny Slopes is about learning to skateboard. And about risk, failure, humility and little wins. The audience watches as accomplished dancers try to negotiate the new skill of skateboarding. Like a nonchronological danceddocumentary without a finite end, the performers persistently progress through small calculated risks and hardearned triumphs within a devised structure that continues, during live performance, to bring them new challenges. Infiltrating the work are four skate-savvy

tweens, at once guiding spirits and apparitions of former selves, or perhaps just much-needed mentors. A choreography of actions and problems, of fantasy and reality, Tiny Slopes explores director/choreographer Nat Cursio’s ongoing interest in vulnerability and resilience, and how we learn and change as we age. Unfulfilled aspirations hover amongst the bruises and bounce backs as we ask ourselves, “What else can we do, what else can we be?”

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if it’s all in my veins ———

Direction & Choreography: Nat Cursio Collaborating Performers: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale, Rae Franco, Amelie Mansfield, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen Creative Contributors: Travis Hodgson, Tamara Saulwick, Byron Scullin, Eugyeene Teh

Concept & Direction:  Martin Hansen Performers:  Hellen Sky, Michelle Ferris, Georgie Bettens Lighting Design:  Amelia Lever-Davidson Videography:  Cobie Orger Costume Design:  Shian Law

Martin Hansen’s work if it’s all in my veins uses animated GIFs to investigate the way in which dance history is produced as stable and unchanging but directly conditioned by the present.

if it’s all in my veins re-energises the punk/DADA fantasy of “no future” by envisaging the possibility of dance history coming to an end today and re-imagining the future of dance.

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Emerging from an initial exploration as part of the Keir Choreographic Award Finals in 2016, if it’s all in my veins aims to question the linearity of time by opening up new possibilities, felt in the body as a document of history as well as a gateway to the future. 

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Rebecca Jensen ———

Deep Sea Dances ———

Mariaa Randall ———

8.15pm, 22 – 26 March 90 minutes Warnings: Nudity Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17

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Women 8.45pm, 22 – 25 March 5pm, 26 March Men Are invited from 9pm, 22–25 March, or 5.15pm on 26 March Note: This performance has different start times for women and men attending 55 minutes

Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17 Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne

A whale falls to the darkest depths. Once animal, now host, its carcass slowly decays, providing sustenance to alien ecosystems. Its matter is distributed through multiple pathways, intercepting in a spontaneous unfolding of divergent, yet equal, parts.  Choreographer and dancer Rebecca Jensen (OVERWORLD, Deep Soulful Sweats), along with a large ensemble of performers, attempts to reimagine systems and conditions required for

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change. In a porous, fluid and volatile reality, a mass comes together to prioritise transition and transformation. Deep Sea Dances unfolds as structures weaken and a new ecology emerges. In a world whose future remains uncertain, Deep Sea Dances looks for hope, drawing us away from the mainland, past the beach and into the abyss.

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Divercity Mariaa Randall Choreography: Rebecca Jensen & Performers Production Design: Matthew Adey

Artistic Director: Mariaa Randall Performer & Choreographer: Henrietta Baird Performer & Choreographer: Waiata Telfer Projection, Sound & Video Artist: Keith Deverell

When you live away from home and reside in the city, on someone else’s land, does it change your relationship to country? Bundjalung/Yaegl choreographer Mariaa Randall (Blood on the Dance Floor, HA LF) presents a playful and multilayered exploration of place, people, landscapes and language in Divercity. Two female dancers, each living in separate Australian cities and belonging to two different Aboriginal countries, contemplate the complexities

of a transplanted life. Illuminated by an evocative filmic backdrop by video artist Keith Deverell, the women draw on contemporary and traditional dance practices, storytelling and ritual to give shape and form to their connection to land and culture, and to share the layers of cultural diversity through dance.

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Deep Sea Dances Rebecca Jensen

Divercity celebrates belonging, shared meaning and cultural individuality.

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Cockfight ———

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8.45pm, 24 & 25 March 1pm, 25 & 26 March 70 minutes

12pm & 4pm, 25 & 26 March 20 mins

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Age restriction: Suitable for all ages

Tickets — $35, $30, $25 Ticket Package Discount Price — $25.50, $17, $17

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

FREE Neill Street Reserve 180A Palmerston Street, Carlton

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Cockfight The Farm A cross between The Office and a cage fight, this game of comical one-upmanship builds to a moment of impact where everything is suspended. A flash of bared teeth, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate desire for achievement. Skilfully enacting a full-throttle mash-up of

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extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, this darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by Gold Coast/ Berlin company The Farm and Performing Lines, sees long-time collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge.

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Jinx 103 József Trefeli Company Directors: Kate Harman, Julian Louis, Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber for The Farm Performers: Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber LX Designer: Mark Howett Sound Designer: Luke Smiles Set Designers: Joey Ruigrok & Joshua Thomson Producers: The Farm & Performing Lines At The Farm work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Concept, Choreography & Performance: József Trefeli & Gábor Varga Music: Frédérique Jarabo

In their latest work Jinx 103, dynamic duo József Trefeli and Gábor Varga take dance performance to a public space, exploring the rhythms and rituals of life in a captivating, high energy performance. Connected by their common Hungarian heritage (with one born in Australia and the other in the former USSR), the two highly accomplished dancers go shoulder to shoulder as they delve into their shared cultural traditions.

Through their common vocabulary of body percussion – where even the most basic rhythms are extremely complex – Trefeli and Varga have created a breathtakingly energetic dance of high kicks, clapping, slapping and lightning-fast footwork. Jinx 103 fuses rhythms and rituals with contemporary dance and body percussion to create an inimitable combined musical dance.

Presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra and Pro Helvetia. Image: Gregory Batardon

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Anti—Gravity — Chunky Move Image: Pippa Samaya

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Extra Massive ———

Dance Massive 2017 ———

Extra Massive ———

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Extra Massive

Skin in the Game — a Dance Massive podcast series

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Indigenous Choreographers Residency

Digital Massive

Ever wanted an insight into the realities of successful contemporary dance production? This year, we’ve invited Australia’s most fierce and fearless choreographers to interview each other, and you get to listen in on the conversation.

Concept Leisa Shelton Various locations and times throughout Dance Massive

Concept and curation by Jacob Boehme & Mariaa Randall Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

For millennia, in many cultures, scribes have held sacred administrative roles – offering written transactions and brokering exchanges between parties.

Following the success of last year’s inaugural outing, Arts House is pleased to host the second annual Indigenous Choreographers Residency.

Bring Dance Massive straight to your smartphone. Join the festival’s choreographers and dancers by sharing your 60 second #grammassive moments to win passes to Dance Massive 2017. Head to the Dance Massive website for full details. 

Throughout Dance Massive, audiences are invited to have their experiences anonymously “scribed” by a team of professional writers, illustrators, poets and artists. Share, read and reflect on how others experience dance and be part of the democratic documentation of Dance Massive 2017.

The residency offers emerging and established Victorian choreographers the opportunity to research, develop and share existing choreographic ideas and work towards producing new contemporary dance works.

Throughout the podcast series, ten Dance Massive artists will pose the tricky questions: What’s at risk for the artists? What’s at stake for the audiences? Is form more important that content? How critical is technique? How political can dance be? What kind of a “dance face” works best? Produced and facilitated by Cat McGauran, ex-PBS presenter and now producer at Arts House, Skin in the Game will be available on the Dance Massive website and on listening posts at Arts House. 36

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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).

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Workshops

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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 For emerging to mid-career performers 10am – 1pm, 20 March Temperance Hall, 199 – 207 Napier St, South Melbourne

Kinaesthesia Intensive For solo dance makers 9am – 4.30pm, 22 March Temperance Hall, 199 – 207 Napier St, South Melbourne

Led by performance maker Nicola Gunn and choreographer Jo Lloyd, this intensive explores dance-making in a cross-art form context. Take part in a masterclass of choreography and live text. Dissect the performance from its stage presentation into the studio to examine how to perform and communicate orally as well as physically. Join Lloyd and Gunn as they discuss their process and approach to creating their performance, and get an understanding of the theatre maker’s point of view. The pair will teach an excerpt of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster and share various tools used to create the work.

A miniature intensive exploring massive choreographic scores. An intensive for the dance maker looking to dissect their choreographic practice and find new impetus. Taking the body through a journey of experimentation, Kinaesthesia explores the dialogue between choreographic scores and improvisation, anatomy and kinesiology.

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Kinaesthesia aims to activate the mind and find unorthodox ways to devise movement. The intensive features three disciplines of thought from independent artists Victoria Hunt, Melanie Lane and BalletLab Artistic Director, Phillip Adams.

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Battle Massive Masterclass Bringing the battle into the studio. For intermediate and advanced dancers 7pm – 9pm, 20 March Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts, 144 – 150 Hall St, Spotswood

Creative Differences with Claudia La Rocco (USA) For everyone 1pm – 3.30pm, 19 March Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North

Battle Massive judge Caetlyn Watson teaches an urban/hip hop choreography masterclass. Teaching across four continents annually, Watson is a sought-after educator returning her skills home in Melbourne. Fresh from commissions with Izumi Company in Japan and Fly Dance in Ireland, Watson is known for her signature musicality and body isolation. This is the masterclass to get your body sitting right into the pocket of the music.

Building Kinetic Sculptures with Rhian Hinkley For young people aged 8 to 12 years 10am – 12pm, 18 March Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North Young makers are invited to join filmmaker and new media artist Rhian Hinkley, the designer behind the stunning kinetic sculptures featured in Sandra Parker’s Small Details. Throughout the interactive DIY workshop, budding creatives will get the chance to have a go at creating their own moving robotic sculptures.

Body Percussion with József Trefeli & Gábor Varga For everyone 1pm – 2pm, 26 March Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North Based on the choreographic principles of JINX 103 and Creature, this workshop revolves around the themes of myth and ritual. You’ll learn about the shared positive and negative space between dancers and the movement environment they share; how to communicate through the body and musicality; and how to improvise without contact. You’ll also learn the art of body percussion; producing sounds with clicks, stamps, slaps and claps.

Criticism is art. It must aspire to reach the heights, depths, and strange in-betweens it grapples with in the art of others, and in the wider culture it seeks to interrogate. This work-shop will function like a laboratory, open to all individuals interested in better understanding themselves and their world through words and art. Participants should bring a piece of writing (minimum one line, maximum one page) about a performance they have seen at this year’s Dance Massive.

Writing on, in, and through Dance with Claudia La Rocco (USA) For professional writers and dance practitioners Note: very limited capacity. 10am – 1pm daily, 20 – 24 March Dancehouse, 150 Princes St, Carlton North This is a writing workshop open to those who want to play with words, to see what words can do, and to understand how words do what they do. Open to dance critics, reviewers, arts writers, journalists and dance practitioners interested in writing on dance, the workshop explores how words live in time and space – whether on the stage, the page or in the mind.

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Critical writing, creative writing, performance texts... are they really such different creatures? Does a dancer have a particular way of approaching language? What about a writer who spends much of their time watching and (writing about) dance? These are just some of the questions you’ll explore.

Workshop Booking Info: All workshops can be booked online at dancemassive.com.au

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Conversation Series ———

Dance Massive 2017 ———

Conversation Series ———

Dance Massive 2017 ———

Conversation Series

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The Money Issue How do current funding contexts affect, proscribe, and determine modes of dance production and ways of thinking with and through dance? What is the status of the dance artist today, both within and without the institution?

Reimagining Responsibility Have the performing arts become yet another tool for the promotion of capitalism? Where does performance sit in relation to expressions of compliance and resistance? What are the new alternative modes of making and experiencing dance?

On Criticism and Beyond Criticism links art to its public, places it in a broader cultural context, and positions it in relation to history. What is the state of criticism in dance today? What role can critical discourse play in relation both to art and to contemporary society? From critical thinkers to reviewers to opinioneers who makes whom an expert?

What Becomes Dance? From conceptual dance to collaborative dance, from practice as authorship to authorship as “selfie-facism”, the processes of making dance seem to unearth ever new potentialities, materialities and technologies of the body. What becomes dance and what has dance become?

On Curating Dance From dance in museums to museums of dance, dance now is seemingly presented everywhere by everyone for everybody. Yet, to curate dance is to manage a complex alchemy of site, event, encounter, frame, contextualisation and documentation.

16 – 17, 20 – 22 March, 1pm – 2.30pm Studio 221, Victorian College of the Arts, 234 St. Kilda Road, Southbank

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THE BODY. NEXT — a conversation series conceived by Dancehouse dissecting alternate ways of looking at agency, criticality and imagination. For the artist and audience alike.

Conversation Series Booking Info: All conversations are free and all are welcome. Bookings are not essential, however, you can guarantee a place by booking online at dancemassive.com.au. Cockfight — The Farm Image: Kate Holmes

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Booking & Venues ———

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Booking & Venues ———

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Booking & Venues TICKET PACKAGES

FEES + CHARGES

Purchase tickets to 3 or more Dance Massive 2017 shows in one transaction and receive up to 20% off the price of each ticket.

+ Dance Massive Ticket Packages incur a $1.50 fee per transaction.

Arts House Dancehouse Malthouse Theatre

Full

Concession/ Senior

Youth (Under 30)

$25.50 $20 $35

$17 $15 $30

$17 $10 $27

SINGLE SHOW TICKET PRICES Dance Massive 2017 single show tickets can be purchased online at any time, or in person and over the phone.

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Arts House Dancehouse Malthouse Theatre

Full

Concession/ Senior

Youth (Under 30)

$35 $25 $45

$30 $20 $40

$25 $15 $30

ARTS HOUSE TICKETS dancemassive.com.au (03) 9322 3713 In person: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm, as well as one hour prior to the performance. MALTHOUSE THEATRE TICKETS dancemassive.com.au (03) 9685 5111 In person: Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 5pm Sat, 10.30am – 5pm, as well as one hour prior to the performance.

+ Bookings through Dancehouse incur a $0.30 booking fee per ticket. + Bookings through Malthouse Theatre do not incur a booking fee. VENUE INFORMATION Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne artshouse.com.au (03) 9322 3713 Meat Market Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne Dancehouse 150 Princes Street, North Carlton dancehouse.com.au (03) 9347 2860 Dancehouse at Carlton Baths 248 Rathdowne Street, Carlton dancehouse.com.au

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Ticket Packages are available through one central ticketing portal – dancemassive.com.au or by calling Arts House on (03) 9322 3713, giving you the convenience of buying tickets for any of the shows presented at any of the venues.

+ Bookings through Arts House incur a $1.50 transaction fee.

Malthouse Theatre The Coopers Malthouse 113 Sturt Street, Southbank malthousetheatre.com.au (03) 9685 5111

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Deep Sea Spaces — Rebecca Jensen Image: Eliza Dyball

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Partners & Supporters ———

Dance Massive 2017 ———

Partners & Supporters

Acknowledgements ———

Dance Massive 2017 ———

Acknowledgements

Dance Massive Partners

Dance Massive Delegate Supporters

ANTI—GRAVITY by Chunky Move gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne. Chunky Move is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Government.

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Battle Massive is presented in partnership with Federation Square.

Dance Massive Project Supporters

Between Tiny Cities has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund, the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. The Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. The program is delivered in partnership with the Northern Territory Government. Bodied Assemblies is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW Ausdance; Critical Path; the University of New South Wales; Inner West Council; ReadyMade Works Inc; and Dirty Feet. Cockfight by The Farm with Performing Lines, originally commissioned by NORPA and supported by, DanceNorth Townsville, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Cairns (COCA), Arts Queensland. The Dance Massive season is supported by the City of Melbourne through Arts House. The Farm is supported by the City of Gold Coast. Creature is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; Département de la Culture of Geneva, Pro Helvetia, Loterie Romande, Schweizerische Interpretengenossenschaft SIG, Commune de Lancy, Corodis, Migros Pour

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Cent Culturel, Republic and Canton of Geneva. Co-productions by ADC /Geneva; Centre National de la Danse/Paris; Arsenic – centre d’art scénique contemporain/ Lausanne; Kaserne Basel; CCN - Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy/ Migrations, Wales. This tour is made possible with the support of Pro Helvetia. Divercity is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Divercity was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria. Deep Sea Dances has been 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. Deep Sea Dances was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria. Deepspace has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the ACT Government through Screen ACT and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Deepspace was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria. if it’s all in my veins is commissioned and presented by Dancehouse with support from the City of Yarra. In its short format, this work was initially commissioned by Carriageworks, Dancehouse and The Keir Foundation for the Keir Choreographic Award 2016. Jinx 103 is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; Département de la Culture of Geneva, DIP Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia, Loterie Romande, Corodis, City of Carouge, RESO Switzerland. This tour is made possible with the support of Pro Helvetia.

Lucy Guerin Inc is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’s Organisation Investment Program; and the City of Melbourne, through its triennial funding. Split is supported by City of Melbourne through Arts House. Stellar Project is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; by the Australian Government through the Australia Council; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; Besen Family Foundation; Lucy Guerin Inc.; City of Melbourne; the Victorian College of the Arts; and Maximised Chunky Move. Tangi Wai…the cry of water was originally commissioned by Performance Space. The Dance Massive season is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Artful Management and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Tiny Slopes has been supported by Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Government through the Australia Council, Creative Victoria, The City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program, The Coopers Malthouse and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Tiny Slopes was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria.

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Aeon is produced by Performing Lines and was commissioned by Mobile States. Aeon was developed at Vitalstatistix as part of their Adhocracy program and has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.

Vanishing Point has been supported by Creative Victoria, Besen Family Foundation, Tanja Liedtke Foundation and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Vanishing Point was developed through Arts House’s CultureLAB with the assistance of Creative Victoria.

Noise Quartet Meditation is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; Lucy Guerin Inc.; The Substation; and Melbourne Fringe. Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster is presented by Malthouse Theatre and a co-production with Performing Lines. Small Details is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and Auspicious Arts Projects.  

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Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster — Nicola Gunn Image: Gregory Lorenzutti

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The fifth edition of Australia’s largest festival of contemporary dance. — James Batchelor Nat Cursio Co. Lz Dunn The Farm Lucy Guerin Inc Nicola Gunn Martin Hansen Victoria Hunt Rebecca Jensen Prue Lang Shian Law Chunky Move Rhiannon Newton Nick Power Mariaa Randall Sandra Parker Lilian Steiner József Trefeli Company

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