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RealTime 126 Reviews

At play with perception & consciousness Philipa Rothfield Philipa Rothfield writes about Prue Lang’s Spaceproject; Rawcus’ Catalogue; Rosalind Crisp’s The Boom Project; Shelley Lasica’s Solos for Other People and Melanie Lane’s Merge. ORIGINAL SOURCE: www.realtimearts.net/article/126/11892 Dance Massive Jana Perkovic The fourth incarnation of Dance Massive felt stronger than ever, with sold-out houses across the city, […]

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[Kill Your Darlings Journal] Witness and Connection at Melbourne’s Dance Massive

In a city where it feels not a day goes by without an arts festival, or three, happening, Melbourne’s Dance Massive is resolutely unique. Australia’s largest dance festival, the biennial event is curated essentially by a partnership between three venues: Arts House, Dancehouse, and Malthouse Theatre, in collaboration with Ausdance Vic. Utilising these venues’ existing […]

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A Case for Diversity in Theatre Jane Howard , May 11, 2015 [Kill Your Darlings] “This year, as I waited to see Nothing to Lose at Dance Massive, the foyer was filled with bodies just like those we were about to watch on stage. My friend Karen Pickering turned to me and said, ‘I don’t […]

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[Australian Stage] Body of Work | Atlanta Eke

Atlanta Eke’s Body of Work opens with cameras aimed at the audience so you see yourself on big screens as you sit down; thus you’re alreay part of the production and being made aware of the gaze. Atlanta Eke is there in front, smiling and saying hello as you take your seat. Lights lower then […]

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[The Australian] Dance Massive’s ‘Motion Picture’ and ‘Kingdom’ less than moving

NOW its sixth year, the biennial Dance Massive festival is Australia’s leading showcase for contemporary dance. In its second week, industry stalwarts Lucy Guerin and Phillip Adams presented starkly different works that, nonetheless, were similarly preoccupied with modes of communication and dance as translation. Emerging from collaborative workshops, each was a loosely edited pastiche, with […]

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Writer's Workshop

Re-Viewing Expectations

What I had hoped to do here was to write a ‘response’, to write something that extended out from the works I saw. To write something that was more than just what I thought of the show. And darn it, I didn’t. Instead I wrote some kind of review – something that I feel completely […]

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The approach implicated the material of others and others as material

The approach implicated the material of others and others as material (A text work resulting from direct editing/masking of existing festival promotional material)   Helen Grogan is an artist exhibiting within visual art contexts. As an extension of her experience and research within cross-contextual frames, Grogan also undertakes curatorial and research projects. Her practice encompasses installation, […]

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I wonder where a work goes? Down the path, down soon to be memory lane. Or, not at all. Remembering has been the hardest part of writing about works in Dance Massive. I need that crumb in my peppermint tisane. I have the memory of a feeling for so many pieces I saw, but so […]

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