SPRING WORKSHOPS: the body as a system that fails

Melbourne choreographer Antony Hamilton will introduce participants to improvisational tools and games for groups, as a way to experience and observe patterns, difference and similarity. This will be used to offer insights into the collective, the individual, cooperation and attention. The workshop will discuss ‘the body as a system that fails’ in relation to physical and mental agency, perceptions of ‘exactness’, knowledge and practice, ageing and entropy, and the notions of free will and determinism.

This workshop is open to dancers, choreographers and any physical performers. Dance students are also welcome.

EOIs are now closed.

Antony Hamilton is an independent choreographer. His award winning creations involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. His major works include the seminal Black Project 1 (2012), critically acclaimed MEETING (2015) and NYX for the 2015 Melbourne Festival. He has created numerous national and international commissions including Keep Everything and I Like This for Chunky Move, Black Project 3 for The Lyon Opera Ballet and Sentinel for Skanes Dansteater.

Antony was the inaugural recipient of the Russell Page Fellowship in 2004, Tanja Liedtke Fellowship in 2009, a Creative Australia Fellowship in 2012, and Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. He was guest dance curator at The National Gallery of Victoria in 2013-14, honorary Resident Director at Lucy Guerin Inc in 2014 and inaugural Resident Artist at Arts House in 2015.


Photo courtesy of Chunky Move / credit: Jeff Busby

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