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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    17 – 26 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    70 minutes ( no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains nudity, use of smoke, haze and excessive subsonic sound

Season 2018

Anti—Gravity

17 – 26 MARCH 2017

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass for the best discounts, exclusive access to special events and our new fully flexible date option.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    17 – 26 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    70 minutes ( no interval)

  • WARNING /

    Contains nudity, use of smoke, haze and excessive subsonic sound

*SEASON 2017 SPECIAL EVENT*

In ANTIGRAVITY, Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk joins forces with internationally renowned multimedia artist Ho Tzu Nyen to explore the role of clouds as ethereal influences that disturb or heighten human existence. 

Using Ho Tzu Nyen’s extensive research as a provocation for a dance work, ANTI—GRAVITY confronts gravity-bound bodies with the ephemeral, ever-changing cloud. Performers transform from celestial creatures to terrestrial warriors. As the clouds swell and dissipate, bodies are caught between monolithic stillness and fleeting elevation, becoming the vessels of our own imagination.

Uniting the refined, highly physical choreography of Anouk van Dijk and the meticulous aesthetic of Ho Tzu Nyen, ANTIGRAVITY is an immersive performance, an evocative world inhabited by six extraordinary dancers in various depths of control and abandon.

Key Image Photography Pippa Samaya. Image Treatment M. Giesser. Background Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Gérard Blot

‘hiGhly sophistiCated and fasCinatinG in its juxtaposition of bodies in spaCe.’

— THE AGE (FOR DEPTH OF FIELD 2015)

CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION/Anouk Van Dijk 
CO-CREATOR & CONCEPT / Ho Tzu Nyen
VISUAL DESIGN/ Ho Tzu Nyen, Paul Jackson, Anouk van Dijk
LIGHTING DESIGN/ Paul Jackson

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN/ Jethro Woodward 
COSTUME DESIGN/ Harriet Oxley
PERFORMED BY / James Batchelor, Marlo Benjamin, Sarah Ronnie Bruce, Tara Jade Samaya, Niharika Senapati & Luigi Vescio

Season Pass Ticket Prices

ALL PERFORMANCES*
Standard / $35
Senior / $30
Concession / $30 
Under 30s & Students / $27

*When booked as an add-on to a Season Pass.

Special Performances

PREVIEW
7.30pm, Friday 17 March

POST SHOW Q&A
9pm, Wednesday 22 March
Moderated by Richard Watts with Anouk van Dijk and cast

Production partners and supporters

ANTIGRAVITY is supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA. Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments. Chunky Move is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.