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Jo Lloyd

Presented in Season 2 2018

World Premiere

7pm, Tue 14 Aug
7pm, Wed 15 Aug
7pm, Thurs 16 Aug
7pm, Fri 17 Aug
7pm, Sat 18 Aug

5pm, Sun 19 Aug
60 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Show Program:
This show program contains images with nudity.
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Nudity, loud music and noise effects


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‘Overture’ is not only a term used to name the prelude to an opera. It also means an opening; an offer; to uncover; an initial move toward negotiations.

When Jo Lloyd was young she would pretend to interview famous people she’d like to meet. OVERTURE is an extension of that. It’s a dance that considers the unrequited, the unattainable; an attempt to connect with particular beings of interest/obsession, including each other. Creating shared fictions, OVERTURE’s dancers reconstruct and invoke lost heroes in order to play out impossible scenarios. Fabrication is the engine for endless desire as they transcend barriers to be with one another.

As Lloyd’s choreography moves gloriously on the precipices of the possible and unthinkable, OVERTURE reminds us that what is in the frame is not always what was in the picture.

“Electrifying… Jo’s choreography is a gift to watch.” Planet Arts, on Confusion for Three

Director & Choreographer:
Jo Lloyd
Deanne Butterworth, Rebecca Jensen, Shian Law, Jo Lloyd
Duane Morrison
Lighting & Set Designer:
Jenny Hector

Costume & Set Designer:
Andrew Treloar
Anny Mokotow
Michaela Coventry – Sage Arts

Supported by – OVERTURE is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.It was developed through CultureLAB, supported by Lucy Guerin Inc. through the Resident Director Program, the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund and Maximised by Chunky Move.

Image by – Peter Rosetzky