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APR 27 - 2-3:30PM
Australian dance artists Antony Hamilton and Alisdair Macindoe lead a Masterclass in how to pair movement with robotics, riffing on the ideas explored in their joint work MEETING.

A choreographic study stripped to its bare essentials, MEETING combines Antony Hamilton's award-winning choreography and Alisdair Macindoe's unique instrument-making practice. This Masterclass will be a combined study of a self devised choreographic methodology and its sonic counterpart (in the form of automated robotic percussion instruments).

Thursday, April 27, 2-3:30 PM

Berkeley Street Theatre Rehearsal Hall
Cost: FREE
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This workshop is open to all artists or audience members with an interest in choreography and sound design.

Antony Hamilton

Direction, Choreography, Performance

Antony Hamilton is an independent choreographer. His award winning creations involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design. His major works include the seminal Black Project 1 (2012), for which he won the prestigious Helpmann Award, critically acclaimed MEETING (2015) and NYX, a commission for the 2015 Melbourne Festival. He has created numerous national and international commissions including Keep Everything and I Like This for Chunky Move, Black Project 3 for The Lyon Opera Ballet and Sentinel for Skanes Dansteater. Antony was the inaugural recipient of the Russell Page Fellowship in 2004, Tanja Liedtke Fellowship in 2009, Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship in 2012, and Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in 2014. He was guest dance curator at The National Gallery of Victoria in 2013-14, honorary Resident Director at Lucy Guerin Inc. in 2014 and inaugural Resident Artist at Arts House in 2015. In 2008 Antony formed Antony Hamilton Projects to create contemporary dance work informed by an interest in multi-disciplinary practices. Combining experimental movement, visual, sound and video art, his original and unpredictable choreographic voice is a driving catalyst for bold experimentation.

Alisdair Macindoe

Instrument design & construction, composition, performance

Alisdair Macindoe is a New York and Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer who trained in dance at the Victorian College of the Arts. He has performed extensively with Lucy Guerin Inc., Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton Projects, and Stephanie Lake Company, and Leigh Warren and Dancers. He has also performed works by Katrina Lazarof, Lina Limosani, Nat Cursio, Jo Lloyd, Gerard Van Dyke, Underpass, Bare Bones Collective. Other performance highlights include his own works, Bromance (2010), 525600LOVE (2009) and Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain (2008). Alisdair was the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre work for Stephanie Lake's DUAL, the recipient of the 2012 Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer for his year's work with Lucy Guerin Inc. & Chunky Move, the 2015 Award for Lucy Guerin Inc.'s Motion Picture, and was nominated in the same category in 2008 and 2013. Alisdair is a self taught sound designer, composer and instrument builder and has created sound design for some of Australia's leading dance companies and choreographers. For his work as a sound designer for dance, he has received consecutive Green Room Awards for Sound Design in 2014 for Antony Hamilton Projects' Black Project 2, 2015 for Chunky Move's Princess and 2016 for Antony Hamilton Projects' MEETING.
MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton's compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe's obsessive machine-making practice. The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments. A relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, with all actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat. A focused recital, with Hamilton's unique physical grammar and Macindoe's bespoke musical instrument making, MEETING composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation.
With the generous support of
Spotlight Forum is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding