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    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    13 – 17 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • WARNING /

    Contains nudity

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

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Special Events 2019

Common Ground

13 – 17 MAR 2019

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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • PLAYING /

    13 – 17 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Merlyn Theatre

  • DURATION /

    60 mins

  • WARNING /

    Contains nudity

  • AGES /

    Recommended for audiences aged 18+

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT  /

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

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CONTROL. CO-ORDINATE. COLLIDE. CHECKMATE.

A ritualistic battleground for two dance greats, Common Ground is a choreographic game of chess.

Ingrained rules are upturned by unexpected moves—intricate gambits, sacrifices and reactive attacks.

Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk evokes the birth of ballet in a modern milieu, as two of Australia’s most sought after dancers go move-for-move, through to the intense endgame. Tara Jade Samaya (ANTI—GRAVITY, Chunky Move) and Richard Cilli (CounterMove, Sydney Dance Company) perform a unique duel that lights the fuse on equality and betrayal.

What is common ground if not a place to collide?

★★★★★ FAST, PRECISE, MIRACULOUSLY STRONG. 

– The Age
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CREATED BY / Anouk van Dijk
FOR & WITH PERFORMERS / Richard Cilli, Tara Jade Samaya
LIGHTING DESIGN / Paul Jackson
SET & COSTUME DESIGN / Marg Horwell
COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / Jethro Woodward
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE / Jerry Remkes
STAGE MANAGER / Lyndie Li Wan Po 

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

OPENING NIGHT 
6.30pm, Wednesday 13 March 

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre presents a Chunky Move production as a part of Dance Massive.
Key image: Jeff Busby