MEETING
Meeting
ANTONY HAMILTON & ALISDAIR MACINDOE

http://antonyhamiltonprojects.com/

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.

LONG DESCRIPTION

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.

CREDITS

Director, Choreographer & Performer
Instrument Design & Construction, Composer, Performer
Lighting Designer & Production Manager
Costume Designer
Photography
Project Funders
Antony Hamilton
Alisdair Macindoe
Bosco Shaw
Paula Levis
Gregory Lorenzutti
The Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Melbourne through Arts House

MEDIA

“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)

CONTACT

Executive Producer – Freya Waterson

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