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New Creation / Photography by Gregory Lorenzutti

New Creation is imagined as a multi-layered audience experience. A journey that is visual, visceral, transformative and interactive. As we continue to accelerate into a future where our interaction with natural and technological worlds blurs, New Creation seeks to ask questions about the intersection of technology and mortality.

As a performance, the work takes place in a re-imagined Garden of Eden, a site of ritual where performers undergo a metamorphosis, searching for ways to ‘enter the flesh again’ in a world constantly being remade. With sound composition by UK producer Clark, AV gaming environment (artist tbc) and a central set design by Marg Horwell that allows for experiential audience movement in and around the performance area, and which transports both audience and performer into an elemental other-world.

Melanie Lane

Melanie is an Australian/Javanese choreographer and performer. As a performer she has worked with various companies and artists such as Kobalt Works | Arco Renz (B), Club Guy and Roni (N), Tino Seghal (G), Antony Hamilton (AUS), Luke George (AUS) and Lucy Guerin (AUS), performing worldwide.

As a choreographer, Melanie has established a repertory of works performing in international festivals and theatres such as Tanz im August, Uzes Danse Festival, Arts House Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, O Espaco do Tempo, Festival Antigel, Dance Massive, Carriageworks, Chunky Move and HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin among others. She has been artist in residence at Dock 11 Berlin, Tanzwerkstatt Berlin, Lucy Guerin Studios, Arts House Melbourne and Schauspielhaus Leipzig.

Creative Team

Director & Choreographer: Melanie Lane
Set Designer: Marg Horwell
Sound Composer: Christopher Clark (aka CLARK)
Performers: Benjamin Hancock, Georgia Rudd, Rachel Coulson, Tyrel Dulvarie & Samuel Hartnett-Welk
Producer: Freya Waterson
Supporters: The development of New Creation has been supported by The Substation, The Australia Council for the Arts and Chunky Move.

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