This October, Dance Companies from around Australia gather for a festival live no other. Part Three features works from The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move and Marrugeku
DanceX is a three-part festival conceived and curated by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David Hallberg that will showcase the depth, range and diversity of the nation’s dance community. Thrilling audiences with brand new commissions, Australian premieres and excerpts from some of the most popular dance works of the last year, DanceX is an unmissable experience for culture-lovers of all kinds.
Nine companies will perform the repertoire of their choice in 12 shows over three parts, gathering at the Playhouse.
Part Three includes new works from Australian Dance Theatre and Chunky Move, Gudirr Gudirr from Indigenous and inter-cultural dance company Marrugeku, and The Australian Ballet performing new works by Lucas Jervies and resident choreographer Alice Topp.
Australian Dance Theatre New Work
Chunky Move New Work
Marrugeku Gudirr Gudirr
The Australian Ballet New Work
The full DanceX fesitival (Parts One, Two and Three) includes works from: The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Karul Projects, Lucy Guerin Inc, Marrugeku, Queensland Ballet, and Sydney Dance Company.
2hrs 4min (Inc 2 Intervals)
October 29th, 2022
November 1st, 2022
GETTING TO THE VENUE: Arts Centre Melbourne is located across the river from Melbourne’s CBD and can be reached by a wide range of transport options
BY TRAIN: The closest train station to all venues is Flinders Street Station. Exit the station onto Swanston Street, turn your back on the city and walk across Princes Bridge.
BY TRAM: The tram routes that stop in front of Arts Centre Melbourne are: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. This stop is number 14 – “Arts Precinct"
BY BIKE: Bicycle lanes run north and south along St Kilda Road. On-street bicycle hoops are available outside Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building (under the Spire)
BY CAR: The Arts Centre Melbourne undercover car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The car park entrance is located at 4 Sturt Street. It is housed underneath the Theatres Building – a 5 minute walk (outside) to Hamer Hall or a 10 minute walk along St Kilda Rd to Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The car park is a cash-free facility, so please make sure you have a valid credit or debit card before entering.
Part Three | Australian Dance Theatre The Third Exploring the relationship between the Western archive and a First Nations archive, each built on differing ideologies. The Third extends these concepts by looking at the body as an archive and how we hold memories personally and collectively.
Part Three | Chunky Move AB_TA_Response Commisioned by The Australian Ballet, AB_TA_Response reimagines components of Antony Hamilton’s 2019 major work Token Armies. In Token Armies, a movement language is constructed from the dialogue between humans and material objects. Central to the choreographic research is a fascination with how tools and machines inform human movement. This involves looking at realities and fictions that consider past, present and future demands for cooperation between biological and technological systems.
Part Three | The Australian Ballet (Lucas Jervies Imposter) and (Alice Topp First Light) The Australian Ballet will showcase new works from Lucas Jervies (Imposter) and resident choreographer Alice Topp (First Light).
Part Three | Marrugeku Gudirr Gudirr Gudirr Gudirr calls a warning, the guwayi bird calls when the tide is turning — to miss the call is to drown. An intimate solo dance and video work performed by Dalisa Pigram, daughter of Broome. By turns hesitant, restless, resilient and angry, Gudirr Gudirr lights a path from a broken past through a fragile present and on to a future still in the making.
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