Presented by Arts House and Branch Nebula
7pm, Fri 18 Mar
2pm, Sat 19 Mar
7pm, Sat 19 Mar
$30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Audience will be standing for the duration – comfortable footwear recommended. Contains occasional loud music and nudity.
Sweat is Branch Nebula’s new dance theatre production, a darkly humorous performance which takes its audience into the world of those who do the dirty work.
Combining popular movement forms to create a unique audience experience, dance, parkour, Bboying, acrobatics, martial arts and football merge in a choreographic score that shifts through and around the audience. Performing live, Japanese “Noisician” Hirofumi Uchino drives the action with a taut and dynamic electronic noise-scape.
Sweat explores the power dynamics between those who serve and those who are served. It focuses on workers within the service industry and the intimate role they play in our lives whilst remaining totally anonymous, raising questions of power, class and race within our contemporary society.
For the last decade Branch Nebula have been developing distinctive, hybrid movement-based performance combining dance, theatre, acrobatics, music and design to create powerful and visceral experiences for audiences. Sweat is Branch Nebula’s latest major ensemble work after the critical acclaim and success of their Helpmann nominated Paradise City.
Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters
Claudia Escobar, Erwin Fenis, Ali Kadhim, Ahilan Ratnamohan
Production Stage Manager:
Supported by – Sweat has been developed with the support of the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, the NSW Government through Arts NSW, Besen Family Foundation and Performance Space and Arts House through the TransLab Intercultural Theatre Initiative. Sweat premiered at Performance Space on 21 October 2010. Branch Nebula is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) NSW, a joint initiative supported by the Australia Council and Arts NSW. MA PS NSW is managed by Performing Lines
Image by – James Brown