Phillip Adams BalletLabPresented in Season 1 2015
Presented by Arts House and Phillip Adams BalletLab
As part of Dance Massive 2015
9pm, Wed 18 Mar
9pm, Thu 19 Mar
9pm, Fri 20 Mar
9pm, Sat 22 Mar
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Adult concepts, loud music, nudity.
Suitable for ages 15+
Four men – poof, queer, homo, fag – who also happen to be choreographers, come together to articulate how their individual and collective desires intersect with art, life and sexuality.
Phillip Adams, Matthew Day, Luke George and Rennie McDougall each make a work, perform in all works and work together on one work: Kingdom.
Penetrating each other’s artistic territories, hierarchies contested, and maps continually redrawn towards an encounter with otherness. The work of art, the choreography of work, queer literatures dismantled, streams of unconsciousness rendered, a noise choir, entanglements of orgasmic breathing, ecstatic energy, radical intimacies, a manifestation of gold.
“The most challenging and compelling contemporary dance currently around in our neck of the woods…simultaneously riveting,bewildering, mesmerising…”
-ArtsHub, on Miracle
Concept and Curation:
Phillip Adams BalletLab
Choreographers, Designers, Performers:
Phillip Adams, Matthew Day, Luke George, Rennie McDougall
Paul Jackson, Danny Pettingill
Paul Yore, Mikala Dwyer, Devon Ackermann
Supported by – Kingdom has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; Ken; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Jeff Busby