The Substation/ Jo Lloyd/ Handsome/
Dance artist and choreographer Jo Lloyd presents her latest commission Handsome, the result of a two year collaboration with an exceptional team of dancers and designers.
Handsome is an ambitious new dance work, a choreographic puzzle that examines the ripples of family and legacy. Working with personal histories and recollections, the performers cultivate semi-autobiographical narratives that oscillate between fact and fiction while considering the lineage of their movement.
Personal and universal, Handsome is built on concealed and warped family histories.
The body remembers what the mind forgets.
Performers: Sheridan Gerrard, Rebecca Jensen, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Jo Lloyd, Thomas Woodman
Composer: Duane Morrison
Costume and Set Designer: Andrew Treloar
Lighting Designer: Keith Tucker
Producer: Michaela Coventry (Sage Arts)
Presented by The Substation and Jo Lloyd.
Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Besen Family Foundation.
Drawing from the relationship between music and dance, DaS is a celebration of this deep history. Imagined as an experience of 'choreography and sound', DaS exists as a form of training for dance artists and musicians to practice live performance at a time where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find. The first iterations will be closed to audiences with a view to work towards public viewings once the practice is established and COVID regulations allow.
Open and free to all professional dance artists, each session will focus on listening; to sound, to the body, to space and will consider this as a frame to transport, transform, share and rupture. It is a supportive space where dance artists can practice both roles of performer and audience, with the option to freely oscillate between these. The practice is open to including writing and notating.
You are invited to participate in the third iteration of DaS event on Friday 2 July facilitated by Substation resident artists Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd, and soundtracked by a live set from Marco Cher-Gibard.