Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe
Meeting springs from a desire that both choreographer Antony Hamilton and award-winning sound designer and composer Alisdair Macindoe share to create a structure that has its own rules. The choreographic language they have devised, where numbers correspond to gestures and movements, is precise yet random. The patterns formed are explained by Hamilton as a way of removing himself from the authorship of the work and succumbing to the machine. It is also about escaping from more mainstream dance practices.
Hamilton has an abiding fascination with unison dancing, where each dancer in the ensemble performs the same movement in perfect synchronicity with the next and he and his colleague Macindoe carry out symmetric, coordinated minimal movements. Influenced by urban popping and locking, the duet merges the organic with the mechanical. Indeed, the short intervals between the performer's movements make them seem quite uncanny. The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments. Meeting composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation.
» No one could deny the visual and aural charm of Meeting . There is a kind of stage fantasy at work here. Crikey, Andrew Fuhrmann
» It's all weirdly beautiful and satisfying, there's something so reassuring about the clicks and whirrs. At times they sound like crickets or cicadas. The finale involves the dancers breaking the circle of percussion bots to reconfigure them on the floor and allow them to tap against a variety of objects thus creating other percussive sounds, then the dancers melt away and we are audience to a mechanical gnomic orchestra that makes us wait to hear it play out its pre-programmed recital. Delightful original stuff. Australian Stage, Liza Dezfouli
Direction artistique, chorégraphie Antony Hamilton
Conception & fabrication d'instruments, musique Alisdair Macindoe
Lumières Bosco Shaw
Costumes Paula Levis Avec Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe
Production Freya Waterson
Avec le soutien du gouvernement australien via l'Australia Council, département de conseil et de financement des artsMercredi 22 MARS 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
Jeudi 23 MARS 2017 à 20h00 (tickets)
DURÉE 50 minutes (pas d'entracte)
Adultes 15 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu Lieu: Grand Théâtre / Studio