Presented by Malthouse Theatre
There’s nothing to lose but your assumptions, as Force Majeure continues its decade-long artistic study of the modern psyche.
‘Fat’ is a powerful little word, full of baggage and judgement. This undaunted dance production makes use of real-life experiences and stories to challenge aesthetic norms and reclaim a performative space for people with large bodies.
In her final work as Force Majeure’s Artistic Director, Kate Champion collaborates with artist and fat activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater and choreographer Ghenoa Gela, to celebrate the sculptural splendour of the fat dancing body. Unexpected and unapologetic, this new work abandons stereotypes and reshapes expectations.
Director: Kate Champion
Artistic Associate: Kelli Jean Drinkwater
Additional Choreography: Ghenoa Gela
Set & Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham
Costume Designer: Matthew Stegh
Text Dramaturge: Steve Rodgers
Commissioned by Sydney Festival & Carriageworks
Key Image Photography: Andrew Gough
Image Treatment: The Sisters Hayes
★★★★☆ – “the performance and choreography are excellent, brilliantly exploring the possibilities of fat dancing bodies, and bringing out each artist’s strength” [The Age] Nothing To Lose review: Force Majeure founder Kate Champion’s unforgettable final work challenges ideas about obesity
“★★★★½ A seamless production … Finally though, it is the performers’ show. They own every move they make whether voluptuous and sensual or busting out with thrilling, demanding choreography. Champion and her team have given them an opportunity to shine in this provocative, unpredictable and inspiring new work.” [SMH] Nothing To Lose review: Kate Champion’s provocative, inspiring farewell