TEMPERANCE HALL MIDSUMMA PROGRAM

Kristina Arnott Past Events

Temperance Hall presenT four brilliant works from February 1–8 as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival TEMPERANCE HALL MIDSUMMA PROGRAMTickets: $22–$30 BOOKINGSTemperance Hall Ticketing: CLICK HERE Midsumma Box Office:03 9296 6600 | midsumma.org.au SAT 1 FEBRUARY 8:00pm – Luigi Vescio | NOW this body WHATNOW this body WHAT is both defining and dissolving; at once a ritual site of queer …

Morning class with Phillip Adams

Kristina Arnott Past Events

Phillip Adams will be teaching a morning class from 10am–11:30am Thursdays at Temperance Hall. This class is centred on an understanding of one’s individual body in movement. After thoroughly working through a map of the intricacies of internal movement, we will work towards a complexity of coordination in flightier phrase material. Ease of placement and working with the weight of …

ASIA TOPA WORKSHOP: MALLIKA SARABHAI

Kristina Arnott Past Events

Dancing Democracy – Choreographing Protest Does democracy have a dramaturgical device?  Can the performance apparatus shift to stage resistance?  Will passive reception awaken through active demonstration?  In this verbal-visceral workshop, artist-activist Mallika Sarabhai teaches dancers working with autobiographical material how to navigate authorship and agency in their own practice. Sarabhai uses these lines from her previous work as a starting …

ASIA TOPA: TAKAO KAWAGUCHI WORKSHOP

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED BY ASIA TOPA, Dancehouse, Temperance Hall and the Keir Choreographic Award, JOIN Choreographer and ex-Dumb Type member Takao Kawaguchi IN HIS WORKSHOP, THE TOUCH OF THE OTHER. During the 1960s, controversial sociologist Laud Humphreys studied in meticulous detail the codes and choreographies of male-male sex in public restrooms. Touch of the Other explores the aesthetics, erotics, and politics of these …

ASIA TOPA: GOOD LUCK – TAKAO KAWAGUCHI

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED BY Dancehouse, Temperance Hall and the Keir Choreographic Award, Choreographer and ex-Dumb Type member Takao Kawaguchi performs his much-acclaimed solo work Good Luck. Slow, continuous movement unfolds as though it were a filmic scene played at one tenth of its original speed, but beneath this dance emerges a curious, compelling narrative. Accompanying the stretched out bodies, stories and emotions is …

TIE MASSAGE by Luke George (AUS) and Daniel Kok (SG)

3deep Past Events, Workshops

In TIE MASSAGE, Luke George and Daniel Kok extract ideas and practices they have developed over the process of creating BUNNY, their performance work and collaboration from 2016 which has since been performed across in 12 cities internationally, including the 2019 Venice Biennale. Luke and Daniel studied knot tying techniques from Rope Bondage, climbing and sailing, as well as Macramé. …

Rachael Wisby – Please Do Not Move

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED AS PART OF TEMPERANCE HALL’S 2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM Part dance, part play, part eco-horror. Please Do Not Move un-hierarchises the body in relation to its environment by blurring the lines between insideandoutside, placeandbody. Caught in the linguistic nightmare of intellectualism the body attempts to define an *escape plan through sequences of fiction and narrative. Please Do Not Move navigates …

Shelley Lasica – If I Don’t Understand You

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED AS PART OF TEMPERANCE HALL’S 2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM If I Don’t Understand You is a new performance for five that attempts to decipher how we are with others; forever separate and inseparable in the world. Negotiating the dance between the hopeful desire to be understood and the potential disaster of misunderstanding, the performance recognises the intrinsic indefinitive and …

Alice Will Caroline with Mark Wilson – Doors Shut

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED AS PART OF TEMPERANCE HALL’S 2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM Alice, Will and Caroline have died. In Hell, they must take a long hard introspective look at themselves. Fed up with the Byzantine conflicts of their collaboration, these dance artists thought a pivot to modernist theatre might help them walk away from the troubles in their lives. They were wrong, …

Deanne Butterworth – Group Furniture

Kristina Arnott Past Events

PRESENTED AS PART OF TEMPERANCE HALL’S 2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM Group Furniture is obsessed with repeats. As a starting point it uses two works by Erik Satie, ‘Vexations’ and ‘Furniture Music’, mixed with an episode of ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ from 1960s American TV. It questions endurance, spectatorship, and value. Made for multiple performers, ‘Group Furniture’ is a reimagining of …