In a vast, echoing chamber, four women contort and writhe, merge and morph, creating and destroying worlds with every flick of their limbs. Pounding drums supercharge the air as gods and demons vie for supremacy. This is the drama of creation and the divine comedy rolled into one: a place where the body and primitive technology has become one and the same. NYX offers an uncompromising vision of human ingenuity and cruelty, where the masquerade of progress shows itself to be bestial fury by just another name.
NYX premiered in the 2015 Melbourne Festival.
Choreographer - Antony Hamilton
Dancers - Kathleen Lott, Lauren Langlois, Lily Paskas, Rachel Coulson, Jasmine Ahwah, Kyall Shanks, Baden Hitchcock, Thomas Woodman, Michelle Carli, Hannah Brown, Jenna Pacholek, Emma Daniel
Lighting Designer - Ben Cistern
Costume Designer - Paula Levis
Advisors - Lucy McRae, Eugene Ughetti and Matthias Schack-Arnott (Speak Percussion)
Production Manager - Emily O’Brien
Producer Insite Arts - Freya Waterson
Melbourne Festival 2015 (AU)
photographs by Byron Perry