AN ACT OF NOW | A WORLD PREMIERE FROM CHUNKY MOVE
Chunky Move is thrilled to be returning to the Melbourne Festival stage, launching their debut production under visionary new artistic director, Anouk van Dijk.
An Act of Now
There are over seven billion people living on the planet today. With the world shifting socially, politically and economically at an unprecedented rate, how do we as a race, as a nation and as a community, manage to coexist?
A glasshouse stands isolated – smoke its only visible inhabitant. In a moment of precise, dynamic movement, the veil of smoke is broken. Eight dancers fill the space, drawn to, yet confined by its boundaries.
Isolation clashes with allegiance as dancers negotiate their confines through an exquisite series of movement. Physically conversing with one another, they solidify their independence while deftly grappling with their role within the larger community. Who will lead? Who will follow? As the balance of power shifts, who will flourish, and ultimately, who will survive?
Presenting the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl in an audacious new light, this production has audiences seated on the stage itself. Each individual will watch and listen intimately in on headphones, as the footfalls and reactions of dancers meld with a quietly pulsing score.
Bringing together an extraordinary creative team including Marcel Wierckx (composition/sound design), Anna Cordingley (costumes) and Niklas Pajanti (lighting), An Act of Now is an arresting premiere from the mind of Anouk van Dijk.
Peter Cseri, Leif Helland, Stephanie Lake, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, James Pham, Niharika Senapati and Nina Wollny.
Wed 17 Oct at 8pm
Thu 18 – Sat 27 Oct at 8pm (no performance Sunday)
1hr no interval
$56 / $40 / Group. $50.40 / Student. $25 (transaction & booking fees may apply)
Ticketmaster 136 100 or melbournefestival.com.au
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