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  • WHEN /

    22 - 26 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

Season 2011

Amplification

Information

  • WHEN /

    22 - 26 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

For more than a decade, Phillip Adams' company BalletLab has been surprising everyone - quite possibly even himself - with its marathon reach into the possibilities of dance and performance, from the sacred to the profane, the sublime to the messy. Over a dozen major works he has collided dance with colossal origami sets, choirs of harmonicas, floating buddhas, axemen, hulking yowies, and tiny taxidermied beasts.

It was 1999 when BalletLab launched itself with Amplification, knocking a city off balance with the force of the collision. The subject of the work: the 1.6 seconds of mental disassociation and frozen time behind the wheel as a car crashes.

All of this is transformed into a turbo-charged work of unbridled physical extremity accompanied by a fierce, live mix by Lynton Carr and performed by five of Australia's most daring dancers.

Amplification is the shocking skid, the frozen moment, the aftermath, the emergency ward amplified through image, sound and the raw body on stage. Amplification is a seduction and an assault for all the senses.

Buckle up!

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Choreographer / Phillip Adams
Composer/Turntablist / Lynton Carr
Set & Lighting Designer / Bluebottle
Costume Designer / Graham Green
Performed by / Timothy Harvey, Rennie McDougall, Carlee Mellow, Brooke Stamp, Joanne White

Created by BalletLab
Key image photography / Jeff Busby