Presented by Arts House
7.30pm, Thu 24 Aug
7.30pm, Fri 25 Aug
2pm, Sat 26 Aug
7.30pm, Sat 26 Aug
3pm, Sun 27 Aug
$35 / $30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Australia and Berlin-based choreographer and performer Melanie Lane coaxes us off the couch and into the club in Nightdance, a pulsating new work that investigates the physical experience of the nightclub, and its seductive promise of transformation, primal temptation and sublime release.
Deftly transgressing the realms of traditional dance forms, Lane and her co-performers slide between exotic dance, techno, burlesque and pop as they navigate sound, space and light, and the social, sensual and cerebral offerings-up for consumption after dark. As performers oscillate between entertainer and punter, lap dance and lip-sync, Lane shines a spotlight on the economy of entertainment, the labour and currency of the body, and our complicity as audiences, voyeurs and consumers.
Nightclub of the future or a dive into the sultry underworld of Berlin’s Weimer-era cabaret – Nightdance pumps up the volume, dims the lights and asks what it takes for you to dance the night away.
Lilian Steiner, Gregory Lorenzutti, Melanie Lane
Benjamin Hancock, Holly Durant, Sidney Saayman, Lauren Runge, Lily Paskas, Ryan Ritchie
Costume (Guest Artists):
Benjamin Hancock, Ryan Ritchie, Sidney Saayman
Sound Design & Composition:
Ben ‘Bosco’ Shaw
Supported by – the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Arts House through its 2016 CultureLAB program.
Image by – Jody Hutchinson