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‘Surprise, Surprize’ by Harrison Hall & Andrew Treloar in PIECES 2021. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
6–9 December 2023
Times
Wed–Fri 7:30–9pm
Sat 3–4:30pm
Sat 7:30–9pm
Format
Dance/​Performance
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$30 General Admission
$20 Concession
$20 Hobsons Bay Resident
$15 First Nations

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PRESENTED BY THE SUBSTATION AND LUCY GUERIN INC

This December, three key artists at the forefront of dance in Naarm, Luke George, Amrita Hepi and Harrison Ritchie-Jones, premiere new works at The Substation, each with a distinct and powerful voice, in an eclectic triple bill that embodies risk, boldness and experimentation.

PIECES is Lucy Guerin Inc's annual commissioning program, giving three exceptional choreographers the opportunity to research, develop and perform new short works.

This unique program reminds us of the capacity of contemporary dance to unveil, defy and inspire. It is an invitation to come together and celebrate the electrifying vitality of live performance.

COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Fell
by Luke George

In Fell, Luke George retraces his roots in Tasmania / lutruwita, recalling in particular the impacts of the logging industry. In seeking a state of balance between himself and a log that is equal in weight to his body, George attempts to suspend the narrative of a human will to power so that other memories, including those of nature might also become sensible.

Creative Team
Choreographer and performer: Luke George
Dramaturg: Daniel Kok
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Rigger: Rockie Stone

Thank you: Thank you to The Substation, Circus Oz, Ash Snare and Nick Roux.

Development of this work has been supported through The Unconformity Artist in Residence Program and through Performance Space and Sydney University Discipline of Theatre and Performance Studies' Experimental Performance Residency at the Rex Cramphorn Theatre.



The Read

by Amrita Hepi

Everybody dances, everybody has sex. Though the line for a professional in these industries is different. The Read explores the body in professional service, in a collaboration between a choreographer/dancer and a sex worker. So often when lost in the act or observations of moments of irreverence or desire, we forget the transmissions or transgressions that have led us there. The labour that leads us to the sex, dance, pleasure, race and the brief encounter with the thrill of a body.

Creative Team
Choreographer and Director: Amrita Hepi
Collaborator/Co-creator: Tilly Lawless
Dramaturg: Mish Grigor
Outside Eye: Sarah Aiken
Sound Designer: Daniel Jenatsch
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis

Content warnings: adult themes and explicit sexual references

Thank you: With support and thanks to Artshouse & Vitalstatistix.



TANTRUM For 6

By Harrison Ritchie-Jones

The omnipresence of the baby is frightening and special. TANTRUM for 6 is an abstract interpretation of our earliest feelings.

Creative Team
Choreographer and performer: Harrison Ritchie-Jones
Dancers: Anika De Ruyter, Rebecca Jensen, Georgia Rudd, Oliver Savariego, Michaela Tancheff
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Composer: Nicholas Roder
Costume Designer: Andrew Treloar

Film
Cinematography: Harrison Ritchie-Jones
AV: Nicholas Roder
Editing: Alex Walton & Harrison Ritchie-Jones

Content warnings: haze, partial nudity, adult themes and flashing lights

Thank you: The development of this work has been supported by Nelson Estrella and Phil Rounsevell.



ARTIST TALK

There will be an Auslan interpreted artist talk following the performance on Friday 8 December 2023.

CONTENT WARNINGS

This performance contains haze, partial nudity, adult themes, explicit sexual references, flashing lights.

ACCESS

This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available. Registered assistance animals are welcome. Seating will be provided.

The duration of the performance is approximately 90 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

AUSLAN INTERPRETED SESSION

This performance contains spoken word. The performance on Friday 8 December will be Auslan interpreted.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Co-curators: Lucy Guerin and Nuala Furtado
Choreographers: Luke George, Amrita Hepi, Harrison Ritchie-Jones
Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis
Production Manager: Genevieve Cizveskis
Technical Operator: Nick Moloney
Stage Manager: Zsuzsa Gaynor Mihaly
Producer: Estelle Conley

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