Black Project 1 & 2
Presented by Arts House and Antony Hamilton Projects as part of Dance Massive 2013
9pm, Tue 12 Mar
9pm, Wed 13 Mar
9pm, Thu 14 Mar
9pm, Fri 15 Mar
9pm, Sat 16 Mar
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Extreme sensory reduction and distillation lie at the core of Antony Hamilton’s enigmatic, darkly sensual Black Project trilogy. Conceived in Berlin, the work focuses on black space, black sets, black costumes and black make-up to evoke a unique performance space in which dancers create presence out of absence, viscerally engaged with their surroundings.
Black Project 1 teases out connections between the gravity-bound body and the earth’s elemental forces. Two dancers, light, objects and sound occupy time and space symbiotically, in a transforming environment that explodes perceptions of a static universe. In Black Project 2 Hamilton’s compulsive choreography collects around a small group of dancers, their bodies organised into biomechanical configurations that explore the human drive to codify the natural world.
Shrouded in darkness, Black Project 1 & 2 reflect on the symbioses between the inanimate and the living; gesturing to the chaos and instability of matter, time and space.
Black Project 1:
Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane
Robert Henke, Mika Vainio and Vainio and Fennesz
Set & Costume Designer:
Black Project 2:
James Batchelor, Jake Kuzma, Talitha Maslin, Jessie Oshodi, Marnie Palomares, Jess Wong
Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Image by – Antony Hamilton