Phillip Adams BalletLab
Presented by PHILLIP ADAMS BalletLab in association with Melbourne Festival
8pm, Wed 19 Oct
8pm, Thurs 20 Oct
8pm, Fri 21 Oct
3pm, Sat 22 Oct
8pm, Sat 22 Oct
3pm, Sun 23 Oct
$48 / $32
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Inspired by French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s colourful explorations of birdsong, Catalogue d’oiseaux (1958), Aviary builds links between music, choreography and staging to produce an experimental interpretation of his scores.
A jungle paradise of exotic birds becomes a pretence for questioning both the nature of social competitiveness and our primal drive to create in relationship with others.
The drama between nature and culture is theatrically highlighted through references to nest building and the flamboyant English dandy, as Aviary interweaves courtship rituals with the erotically-charged worlds of art, theatre and dance.
Direction and Choreography:
David Franzke and Phillip Adams
Matthew Bird, Architect
Phillip Adams, Luke George, Daniel Jaber, Rennie McDougall, Brooke Stamp, Joanne White, Peter AB Wilson
Supported by – Aviary has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; The Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; The Helen Macpherson Smith Trust; The Oliver- Affleck Fund and the Norman H. Johns Trust managed by Perpetual Trustees; The Besen Family Foundation and our individual donors. Presented in association with The Australian Ballet.
Image by – 3 Deep Design with Jeff Busby