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  • Chapter One / Body // Language
  • Event Type / Dance
  • When / 11 - 21 Mar
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre
  • Duration / 70 minutes, no interval
  • Warning / Contains nudity and coarse language

Nothing to Lose

// reshapes expectations.

Information

  • Chapter One / Body // Language
  • Event Type / Dance
  • When / 11 - 21 Mar
  • Where / Merlyn Theatre
  • Duration / 70 minutes, no interval
  • Warning / Contains nudity and coarse language

Nothing to Lose / but your assumptions as Force Majeure continues its decade-long artistic study of the modern psyche.

‘Fat’ is a powerful little word, full of baggage and judgement. This undaunted dance production makes use of real-life experiences and stories to challenge aesthetic norms and reclaim a performative space for people with large bodies.

In her final work as Force Majeure's Artistic Director, Kate Champion collaborates with artist and fat activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater and choreographer Ghenoa Gela to celebrate the sculptural splendour of the fat dancing body. Unseen, unexpected and unapologetic, this new work abandons stereotypes and / reshapes expectations.

★★★★½ A seamless production ... Finally though, it is the performers' show. They own every move they make whether voluptuous and sensual or busting out with thrilling, demanding choreography. Champion and her team have given them an opportunity to shine in this provocative, unpredictable and inspiring new work.

– Sydney Morning Herald // Read more

Kate Champion’s dance company isn’t called Force Majeure for nothing.

– The Australian // Read more
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Direction / Kate Champion
Artistic Associate / Kelli Jean Drinkwater
Additional Choreography / Ghenoa Gela
Set & Lighting Design / Geoff Cobham

Costume Design / Matthew Stegh
Text Dramaturg / Steve Rodgers
Performers / Claire Burrows (Scarlett), Julian Crotti, Michael Cutrupi, Lala Gabor, Ally Garrett, Latai Taumoepeau, Anastasia Zaravinos

Special Performances

Preview
Wednesday 11 March, 8pm

Opening night
Thursday 12 March, 8pm

Panel Discussion
Sunday 15 March, 2pm

Time to Talk
Monday 16 March, 6.30pm

On the blog

Welcome to 2015!

We're back from holidays and already the building is buzzing.

Production partners and supporters

A Force Majeure production. Commissioned by Sydney Festival & Carriageworks.

Presented in association with Dance Massive. Proudly supported by Triple R.


Key Image Photography /
Andrew Gough

Image Treatment / The Sisters Hayes
Production Photography / Heidrun Lohr

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