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THEM, RELOADED with ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES

A DANCEHOUSE 2018 KEIR CHOREOGRAPHIC AWARD PUBLIC PROGRAM 

in partnership with Phillip Adams Balletlab

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THEM is Ishmael Houston-Jones's seminal work examining intimacies and violence between men, made amidst the rising tides of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-'80s. Through the process of reconstructing and transmitting THEM to a younger generation of dancers, Houston-Jones will excavate unregistered details about the work and the context in which it was originally created, in resonance with the Australian context, while uncovering powerful resonances with the present.

 
 

Where: Temperance Hall, 199 Napier St, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Date: 5-9 MARCH
Time: 10am - 2pm (incl. 30 minute lunch break)
Price: $150

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Open to choreographers, dancers, other practitioners with a movement-based practice

 
 

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ISHMAEL HOUSTON-JONES is a choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York City, across the US, and in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. Houston-Jones and Fred Holland shared a Bessie Award for their piece Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He also revived THEM, his 1985 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane for which he was awarded his second Bessie Award. He has curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016: Lost and Found, both at Danspace Project. He is a recipient of the 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards.

 
 

The Keir Choreographic Award Dancehouse Public Program is presented by Dancehouse in partnership with the Victorian College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, Abbotsford Convent, Lucy Guerin Inc., BalletLab and Temperance Hall, City of Yarra, Critical Path and The Mill. 

Dancehouse would like to warmly thank the Keir Foundation for making this public program possible.

 

Image: THEM, photo by Dona Ann McAdams