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Phillip Adams BalletLab

Presented in Season 2 2011

World Premiere
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

75 mins
$48 / $32

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne


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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:
Phillip Adams
Costume Design:
Toni Maticevski
Millinery Design:
Richard Nylon
David Franzke and Phillip Adams
Set Design:
Phillip Adams
Nest Design:
Matthew Bird, Architect
Curtain Design:
Gavin Brown
Lighting Design:
Benjamin Cisterne
Performed by:
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