Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive
Tue 12 – Sat 16 and
Tue 19 – Sun 24 Mar
6pm – 10pm
You may enter this work at any time and stay as long as you want
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Haze, possible nudity, possible coarse language
Universal Estate is a world of light, sound, objects and movement; a living sculpture where retro-futurism meets contemporary nihilism. Two humans navigate an environment of strange technological objects with no known function. They meander aimlessly in a world that has left them with a seemingly never-ending collection of superseded manufactured tools and materials.
Multi-award-winning dancer and choreographer Antony Hamilton is internationally renowned for his innovative works that are playful yet profound. Universal Estate responds to a dilemma resulting from the industrial and technological revolutions of recent centuries, questioning our throw-away society, our obsession with the next latest thing and how we can find meaning in a world made up of the material things of past generations.
‘Antony Hamilton has earned his reputation as an original thinker with an imaginative and inquiring mind.’ Dance Australia
‘Is there an Australian choreographer with a physical grammar as distinctive as Antony Hamilton?’ Real Time
Director, Choreographer, Concept and Object Design: Antony Hamilton
Sound Designer, Video Synthesiser Design and Fabrication: Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting Designer: Matthew Adey
Costume Consultant: Paula Levis
CAD and Object Construction / Facilitation: Bosco Shaw
Performers: Cody Lavery, Kyall Shanks
Producer: Freya Waterson
Supported by –Universal Estate is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Antony Hamilton