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Black Project
1 & 2
ANTONY HAMILTON

http://antonyhamiltonprojects.com/

Black Project 1 & 2 is a meditation on the connection between the gravity-bound body and the earth’s elemental force. Body, light, object and sound occupy time and space, exploding any perception of a static universe. In these works, Antony Hamilton’s choreography is characterised by a symbiosis between body, space and objects, revealing unique personal insights into this interplay.

PRESENTATION HISTORY

2015
Theatre Im Pfalzbau (Germany)
Trafo Theatre (Hungary)

2013

Noorderzon (Netherlands)
Dance Massive (Melbourne)

2012

Arts House (Melbourne)
Spring Dance Festival (Sydney Opera House)

LONG DESCRIPTION

Black Project 1 & 2 is a meditation on the connection between the gravity-bound body and the earth’s elemental force. Body, light, object and sound occupy time and space, exploding any perception of a static universe. In these works, Antony Hamilton’s choreography is characterised by a symbiosis between body, space and objects, revealing unique personal insights into this interplay.

Black Project 1 focuses on choreography as a catalyst for visual design. Lit entirely with moving video projection, a narrow panoramic environment recalls deep passages of space and time. As they move relentlessly through this post-apocalyptic world, two dancers create presence out of absence to produce an arresting and visceral performance.

In Black Project 2 Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography collects around six dancers, their bodies organised into biomechanical configurations that explore the human drive to codify the natural world.

MEDIA

“[Black Project 1] is one of the most spectacular and innovative theatrical presentations, of any kind, I’ve ever seen, anywhere. Utterly spectacular, in the deepest sense.” – Lloyd Bradford Syke, Crikey.com

“The dance itself may be Hamilton’s most developed and sustained exploration of his own practice; certainly, it’s realisation occurs in a set and lighting state that is as immediately impactful as any I can recall.” – John Bailey, Real Time

“If this work is as good as I believe, we might lose Antony Hamilton to the international Festival circuit and not see him for a decade.” – Chris Boyd (about Black Project 1)

“Rampant, scintillating, precise, alien. You know, just Antony Hamilton at his awesome best.” – Chris Boyd (about Black Project 2)

AWARDS

2014
2013
2013
2012
Greenroom Award for Composition for Dance (Alisdair Macindoe, BP2)
Helpmann Award for Best Choreography in a Dance Work
Ausdance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
Greenroom Awards for Choreography and Concept & Realisation

CREDITS

Black Project 1

Choreography and Concept
Dancers
Video Projection
Music
Antony Hamilton
Antony Hamilton, Melanie Lane
Olaf Meyer
Robert Henke, Mika Vainio, Vainio and Fennesz

Black Project 2

Choreography/Concept
Dancers
...
Costume Design
Sound Design
Video Design
Antony Hamilton
Jess Wong, Jessie Oshodi, Talitha Maslin, James Bachelor,
Marnie Palomares, Jake Kuzma
Paula Levis
Alisdair Macindoe
Kit Webster

CONTACT

Executive Producer – Freya Waterson

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