Contemporary Dance Meets Explosive Electronica In Chunky Move’s Keep Everything

Contemporary Dance Meets Explosive Electronica In Chunky Move’s Keep Everything

17 July 2014

Hobart’s Salamanca Arts Centre is proud to host the first Tasmanian tour by Melbourne-based dance company, Chunky Move. True to the company’s inventive style, Keep Everything fuses dance and improvised performance with a fever of light, sound and image.

Created by one of Australia’s most innovative choreographers, Antony Hamilton, Keep Everything traces human evolution from primates to robots and back again. Featuring a trio of dancers (Benjamin Hancock, Lauren Langlois, Alisdair Macindoe) the stream of consciousness style dance explores the vulnerability and vulgarity of mankind with humour and impulsiveness.

Hamilton developed the work with the premise that an endless array of events can unfold from a single point of departure when the subconscious is given permission to lead. “I was interested in attempting to keep everything created and edit nothing. What I found so unsettling about this was that perhaps ideas such as forward, up, and tomorrow are not necessarily positive, and I wonder whether we will ever be able to truly find contentment in the present?” he says.

Robin Fox’s AV design works in concert with a twitching score created by ARIA-award winning electronic dynamos Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, and Benjamin Cisterne’s lighting design. The collaboration has resulted in a commanding sonic environment that pulsates amongst a backdrop of light and smoke.

Keep Everything will play at Salamanca Arts Centre from Wednesday 6 August – Saturday 9 August.

Chunky Move constantly seeks to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance in an ever-evolving Australian culture. Their work is diverse in form and content encompassing productions for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work. Using contemporary Australian culture, social commentary and the tension between community and the individual as its springboard, Chunky Move’s artistic vision is driven by an investigation into the multifaceted possibilities of the body; and its relationship to place, context and environment. Keep Everything is currently touring nationally.

Toured by Performing Lines for Mobile States with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Tasmania and Hobart City Council.

WHAT: Chunky Move’s Keep Everything
WHEN: Wednesday 6 August – Saturday 9 August 2014
WHERE: Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
TICKETS: Adult $30 +BF | Concession $20 + BF

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