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Handsome (2021) by Jo Lloyd / Photography by Peter Rosetzky
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
22–26 February 2022
Times
Tue–Sat 8–9pm
Format
Performance
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$30 Full
$20 Concession

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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.

CONTENT WARNING
Contains partial nudity.

ACCESS
This performance is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available.

CREDITS
Choreographer: Jo Lloyd with the Dancers
Director: Jo Lloyd
Dancers: Sheridan Gerrard, Rebecca Jensen, Jo Lloyd, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Thomas Woodman
Composer: Duane Morrison
Costume and Set Designer: Andrew Treloar
Lighting Designer: Keith Tucker
Production Management: Megafun
Producer: Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts

ARTIST STATEMENT
Handsome is an archeological dig into history and embodied memories. The work is a choreographic puzzle, a mould, a collection of behaviours, which we, the cast navigate to find the dance, which perhaps already exists. What is revealed of ourselves in the act of imitating others?

SPECIAL THANKS
Rebecca Jensen, Harrison Ritchie-Jones, Sheridan Gerrard, Thomas Woodman, Andrew Treloar, Duane Morrison and Keith Tucker. Michaela Coventry, Brad Spolding and all The Substation staff. Edward Lloyd, Harold, Alistair, Ada, Spencer, Sam, Belinda, David, Jan, Deanne Butterworth, Rachael Wisby, Peter Rosetzky, Anny Mokotow, Jenny Hector, Eloise Wright, Anika de Ruyter, Alex Dobson, Emily Laursen, Selene Bateman, Lucy Guerin.

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.

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DaS #4
17 December 2021
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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.

DaS #4 is facilitated by The Substation resident artists Melanie Lane and Jo Lloyd, and soundtracked by a live set from sound artist Jannah Quill.

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DaS #3
2 July 2021
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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.

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