14 November 2012 - 16 November 2012
It's a shame there is not more dance like this: directly impacting, abstract, visceral and eviscerating, atmospheric, fleshy. Cannibal is so Matthew Day; it could no be anyone else's.
To say Matthew Day exploded onto the Australian dance scene almost feels like an understatement.
CANNIBAL, the second instalment in Matthew Day's acclaimed TRILOGY series, explores durational choreographic forms and the body as a site of continual becoming and infinite potential. Set to an unrelenting sound score, this minimal and intensely physical dance work invites the viewer to experience choreography in active and embodied ways.
View CANNIBAL trailier here
Read more about CANNIBAL here (Real Time full review)
Concept/Choreography/Performance: Matthew Day
Dramaturgy: Martin del Amo
Sound Design: James Brown
Lighting Design: Travis Hodgson
Management: Moriarty's Project
Presented by Dancehouse
When: 14-16 November
Post Show Artist Talk 15 November
Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre
Tickets: Full $25.00 / Conc $20.00 / DH Member $15.00 / Deakin & VCA Students $10.00
Bookings: Click here or call 03 9347 2860
Matthew Day is a Choreographer, Dancer and Dramaturg working across various artistic mediums and cultural contexts. Matthew is invested in conceptual choreographic practices that are intensely physical and push the boundaries of dance and performance. A teenage ballroom dancing champion, Matthew went on to study dance and performance studies at UWS, NSW (2003/2004) and at the VCA, VIC (2005) before collaborating with students at the SNDO, Netherlands (2006-2009). Matthew has had residencies at Critical Path, Lucy Guerin Inc., Chunky Move, Legs on the Wall, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the Bundanon Trust, where he worked with Deborah Hay on her Solo Commissioning Project. Matthew is currently engaged on a number of upcoming projects with the infamous Phillip Adams BalletLab
Matthew's minimalist and durational solo works Thousands, Cannibal and Intermission constitute his acclaimed TRILOGY project and each explore the body as a site of continual becoming and infinite potential. These works have been presented in Next Wave, Sydney Fringe, Brisbane Festival-Under the Radar, Dance Massive, Melbourne Festival and in 2013 will begin to tour internationally.