MEETING is a work for two dancers, accompanied by 64 robotic drum tappers. The work combines dance, visual design and sound in a single harmonious arc.
MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice.
The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments. A relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, with all actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat.
A focused recital, with Hamilton’s unique physical grammar and Macindoe’s bespoke musical instrument making, MEETING composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation.
“No one could deny the visual and aural charm of MEETING. There is a kind of stage fantasy at work here.” – Andrew Fuhrman, Crikey.com (2015)
“Strangely, since there is a sense of the post-human in this dance, it never becomes alienating. For one thing, as a watcher you find yourself investing a surprising imaginative empathy in these hard-working little bots.” – Alison Croggon, ABC (2015)