DANCE

MELODIA

The brainchild of three indefatigable cultural warriors who’ve chosen to call Hong Kong home, “Melodia” is a musical for the universal stage. A peaceful planet, Zymbalia, is rocked by an inexplicable explosion that throws everything into a state of chaos. Melodia discovers that she is the only one who possesses the innate powers needed to save the Zymbalians from the...

Chunky Move – Theater der Welt 2017

Chunky Move has been invited to present An Act of Now at the prestigious Theater der Welt 2017, Hamburg from Friday 2 until Sunday 4 June 201  An Act of Now is the award-winning production from Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk.  On stage a glasshouse stands isolated – smoke its only visible inhabitant. In a moment of...

Chunky Move announce Next Move 2017 Commission

Dancer and Choreographer, James Batchelor has been announced as the recipient of Chunky Move’s prestigious Next Move 2017 commission.  2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Next Move, a program that directly supports and promotes Australia’s unique choreographic voice.  This milestone will be celebrated with the full-length commission by James Batchelor over a two-week season in November at the Chunky Move...

Voces

Arts Centre – Hamer Hall – 21-23 October 2016 Paying homage to six of her biggest influences, Sara Baras’ Voces is a series of short performances punctuated by recordings of short monologues from each of these artists delivered in Spanish. Six panels displaying the faces of these artists line the stage, each of which is given a spotlight before their...

What The Water Gave Me

Melbourne Festival is now in full swing, with a plethora of amazing shows taking over our city for the next two weeks, among the very best of international touring works are others made more locally. Dance Territories, this year continues with strength choosing to present work that sits not quite within the realms of dance, with the work by...

Tanderrum

Over the past four years, to mark the commencement of Melbourne Festival the five clans of the Kulin Nation: Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung, Taungurung, Dja Dja Wurrung and Wadawurrung n welcome us to country in Tanderrum, a ceremony that up until recently had not been performed here in Melbourne since 1835. These are the first words spoken before the 18 days of stories and sensations that...

From Shakespeare in Hindi to tackling human trafficking: the best of OzAsia festival

One of the best offerings from this year’s OzAsia festival was Vertigo 20 Sometimes the weather simply won’t cooperate. Between a state-wide blackout, monsoonal rain, and the worst winds ever, Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival, which finished on Sunday, faced a bumpy ride in its tenth anniversary year. For some, this meant missing out on Japanese choreographer Hiroaki Umeda’s pixelated video storm in...

It’s Time To Make A Move

Chunky Move are a company that have and continue to be at the forefront of Australian dance, often blurring the lines between technology and the physical form, they have deservingly won a place in the heart of many. Now its ninth year, their groundbreaking initiative Next Move, see's the company commission the work of emerging and independent dance makers, something that is now more crucial than ever....

Cut The Sky

Cut The Sky by Marrugeku, is easily definable as being crafted to the highest standard, in terms of production, visual imagery and choreography, these elements are almost beyond fault. However, it takes more than this triptych to create a truly memorable experience for the audience. With so many companies and individuals in recent times having turned to climatic disasters...

Blood on the Dance Floor

Presented by lbijerri Theatre Company, Blood on the Dance Floor is a carefully crafted and well-wrought performance, brutally honest, it drives home a message surrounding the realities faced by those living on the margins of society, and those facing the challenge of living with HIV. For this alone, Blood on the Dancefloor should be praised, it’s a delicately balanced,...