Dance to distraction. Dance to forget. Dance to the infinite.
Yung Lung is contemporary dance performance by Chunky Move. A techno treatise and party prophecy where history is buried under feet that stomp beyond the information age.
Yung Lung lays siege to the space as upright techno shatters sound barriers and video burns retinas in an abrasive communion between hard tech and baby-faced bodies. Dancers stomp around a god-like effigy by visual artist Callum Morton, while an extreme barrage of video content trawled from the depths of the digital universe rains down courtesy of music video director Kris Moyes. Sweat soaks through club regalia designed by Perks & Mini, while stage lighting by Bosco Shaw pulsates to the bass-heavy soundtrack of Melbourne techno experimentalist Chiara Kickdrum.
Yung Lung is an apocalyptic party on Mount Olympus.
Recommended for ages 18+. Contains strobe effects, loud music, adult themes, haze, long periods of standing and includes video content which some viewers may find distressing.
Yung Lung is designed to be viewed while standing and audiences are encouraged to move about the performance space. If you require seating, please note this when booking or contact The Substation directly.
Yung Lung contains 50% visual content (ie. includes background music and/or sound).
For the performances at 8pm Wednesday 2 February and 9pm Saturday 5 February, an Auslan Interpreter will be provided from 30 minutes before the performance until 30 minutes after the performance. People who use Auslan are encouraged to advise The Substation at the time of booking.
This event is wheelchair accessible and accessible toilets are available.
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Performers: Madeleine Bowman, Rachel Coulson, Marni Green, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Cody Lavery, Summer Penney, Damian Meredith
Original cast member: Ren
Set Design: Callum Morton
Composition/Sound Design: Chiara Kickdrum
Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw
Costume Design: P.A.M. (Perks & Mini)
Video Content Creator: Kris Moyes
Video Content Assemblage: Kris Moyes, Antony Hamilton and Nicholas Moloney
Production Manager: Blair Hart
Production Coordinator: Siobhain Geaney
Stage Manager: Lyndie Li Wan Po
Executive Director & Co-CEO: Kristy Ayre
Producer: Kristina Arnott
Yung Lung was commissioned through RISING’s A Call to Artists initiative, a program supported by Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Besen Family Foundation.
Chunky Move is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnership Program.
Yung Lung includes footage from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.