Melanie LanePresented in Season 1 2015
Presented by Arts House and Melanie Lane
As part of Dance Massive 2015
6.30pm, Wed 18 Mar
6.30pm, Thurs 19 Mar
6.30pm, Fri 20 Mar
6.30pm, Sat 21 Mar
2pm, Sun 22 Mar
Arts House, Meat Market
5 Blackwood St,
Suitable for ages 12+
Merge offers a poetic discourse on humans’ co-existence with inanimate objects in our man-made universe. Created in collaboration with celebrated visual artists Bridie Lunney and Ash Keating, Lane’s choreography collides and negotiates with Lunney’s and Keating’s uniquely designed objects in play, reflecting on our everyday ritualistic, material encounters.
Merge unearths the more unsettling nature of this relationship, questioning the modern-day understanding of material necessity. It acknowledges the beauty, absurdity and humour inherently present in this realm, and looks at the visual and aesthetic manifestation that is constructed and de-constructed in space.
Featuring sound design from renowned UK electronic musician Clark (Warp), Merge is a collision of bodies, sound and material, revealing the madness of humans’ incessant compulsion to accelerate and adapt with their environment beyond what natural limits impose.
“Lane… has created a piece that is not only physically innovative but also an emotive sensory journey…”
-Perth Now, on Tilted Fawn
Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane, Ashley McLellan, Sophia Ndaba
Prop and Visual Design Collaborators:
Bridie Lunney, Ash Keating
Jessica Morris Payne
Paea Leach, Lily Paskas, Rachael Osborne, Lilian Steiner
Supported by –Merge has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Lucy Guerin Inc; Arts Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Dian McLeod