Public Events

Happy Hour

A compelling evening of performance with our finest independent dance-makers.
Featuring: Lucky Lartey, Vicki van Hout, Matt Cornell. And an animation film by Heidrun Lohr and Hans Bildstein
Curated by Linda Luke

Saturday 4 Nov &  Sunday 5 Nov | 5pm
$15.00 (includes refreshments)
Bookings Essential/ limited numbers

Critical Path is delighted to co-present the last edition of 2017 HAPPY HOUR in partnership with ReadyMade Works. This neat program has been created to support the independent dance ecology in Sydney by providing a platform for new work — whether they be slices of a larger work or completed pieces. 2017 will feature three HAPPY HOUR events curated by Narelle BenjaminMartin Del Amo and Linda Luke.


Vicki is excited to be part of the latest line-up for Happy Hour. She will be sharing the initial developments of a new solo work TALK TALK which is centered around the compulsory community consultative process of Australian indigenous art making. For Happy Hour Vicki will be sharing a sample of performed provocations which will later be recorded and presented to elders for feedback and further manipulation in order to illustrate the complex processes involved when placing a work in front of an audience.

– what is what you’re doing, doing to you?
Matt Cornell is an Australasian based Artist who grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He is excited by the challenge of trying to understand meta-phenomena while avoiding bullshit. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion towards short circuiting systemic, malignant social narratives. He hopes to necessitate better stories than the ones we are currently telling ourselves.

Investigating the long standing relationship and history between hip hop culture and rap and African oral traditions and exploring the meaning associated with way in which hip hop culture and rap has travelled full circle back to Africa and is now widely recreated by African youth all over the African continent. This is a complex relationship that has been forged through the processes of slavery and globalisation and I want to explore the significance of how a cultural form can evolve and travel back to its origins and to explore the meaning of this process in globalized contemporary culture.

Featuring dancer Martin del Amo, SHALLOW WATERS is an video animation of a lone swimmer caught in the futility of moving through an abandoned pool without water. Photography Heidrun Lohr / Editing  Hans Bildstein.




Date & Location

  • Saturday 4 November - Sunday 5 November, 2017
  • The Drill Hall, 5pm

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Critical Path

The Drill, 1C New Beach Rd,
Darling Point (Rushcutters Bay), Sydney