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.
Director, Choreographer & Performer: Antony Hamilton
Instrument Design & Construction, Composer, Performer: Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting Designer & Production Manager: Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer: Paula Levis
Producer: Insite Arts, Freya Waterson
Image: Gregory Lorenzutti
Dance Massive (AU), Theatre im Pfalzbau (DE), Noorderzon (NL),Tanz Im August (DE), Trafo Theatre (HU), Kiasma (FI),
Indonesian Dance Festival, LIFT (UK), La Comete Scene National de Chalons en Champagne (FR), Tanzhaus NRW (DE), Theatre National de Chaillot (FR),
PS122 COIL Festival (USA), Perth Festival (AU), Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg (LU), Scène national 61 Alençon (FR), Théâtre de Liège (BE), Bruges Cultural Centre (BE), Biennial of Contemporary Art (PT), Fusebox Festival (USA), Cincinnati Centre for Contemporary Art (USA), Canadian Stage (CA) Walker Art Centre (USA), Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (USA), Duke Performances (USA), PuSh Int. Arts Festival (CAN), Tjibaou Cultural Centre (NC), West Kowloon Cultural District (HK), CODA Festival (NO), Tanzfestival Rhein-Main (DE), Dance Live (UK)
MEETING was created and presented with the generous support of The Australia Council for the Arts, and The City of Melbourne through Arts House.