What's On


Natalie Abbott

Presented in Season 1 2014

Presented by Arts House

6.45pm, Thu 1 May
6.45pm, Fri 2 May
6.45pm, Sat 3 May
6.45pm, Sun 4 May
6.45pm, Wed 7 May
6.45pm, Thu 8 May
6.45pm, Fri 9 May
3.30pm, Sat 10 May
6.45pm, Sat 10 May
6.45pm, Sun 11 May
60 mins

Arts House
Meat Market
5 Blackwood St,
North Melbourne

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A dancer. A bodybuilder. Endurance. Durability. MAXIMUM is a duet between a dancer and a bodybuilder. Two highly trained performers execute demanding acts of intense physical duration, inviting the audience on a sensorial ride of sustained endurance.

As they push their bodies beyond exhaustion, the performers’ actions begin to reveal something more human. Every minuscule action becomes heightened, with a focus on repetition and unison. Under sweltering lights and with a live sound score, awkward images and manoeuvres emerge as they work together to find a physical dialogue.

MAXIMUM takes a sharp look at demanding physical acts, side-by-side, to reveal two seemingly disparate forms united through live performance.

Natalie Abbott
Donny Henderson-Smith
Matthew Day
Lighting Designer:
Matthew Adey

Supported by – MAXIMUM has been supported by Next Wave; PACT centre for emerging artists; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; DHS Divas; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House
Image by – Gregory Lorenzutti