In the Creative Intensive workshop, choreographer James Batchelor will guide participants in creating a performance work that responds to the urban environment and the city’s cycles of construction.
Participants should wear simple and comfortable clothing that they don’t mind getting dirty. 2-8 participants. They must be available for a 12 noon performance on Saturday Oct. 1 in Salamanca Moves 30,000 Feet.
The group will work with 256 bricks to build a rhythmic landscape, an evolving process that will culminate in a series of public performances. See the schedule for details.
Ages 16+, No formal dance training necessary. Basic sense of rhythm required and general fitness level. Not advised for people with back or knee injuries.
“Metasystems is an extraordinarily interesting and ultimately beautiful work which will reward further viewing. It is notable for its originality and complexity, and as an exciting demonstration of the maturation of Batchelor’s ability to present complex ideas in accessible dance form.”
– City News
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Originally presented as part of FCAC’s Call to Create program. This program has been supported by Creative Victoria, Footscray Community Arts Centre and the Women’s Circus.