Matthew Day will spend two weeks at the Drill Hall exploring his ongoing research on his new work in progress Assemblage #1. This research is part of Days’ housemate 2016 residency and it’s a partnership between Dancehouse and Critical Path.
Assemblage #1 deals with instinct, animality, ritual, catastrophe, deformation, and excess. He activates an environment of play and surrender, opening a field of relations between materials, actions, movements and perceptions, unfolding along wild and unrepeatable lines of flight and fancy. . In a queer way, it proposes alternative experiences of what matters in being together, and forever, the desire to dance.
Matthew Day (1979) is interested in the potential of choreography to negotiate unorthodox relationships and propose new ways of being human. He often works with duration and repetition. Raised in Sydney, Day was a teenage ballroom dancing champion. He studied Dance and Performance Studies in Sydney and Melbourne (2003-2005), in 2016 he completed a Masters of Choreography at the DAS Graduate School in Amsterdam.
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