Out of Bounds Showcase 2024

Anna McDermottPast Events

Out of Bounds April 2024 Showcase REGISTER TO ATTEND! Out of Bounds is an exciting choreographic ideas sharing platform presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Temperance Hall. This April, 34 independent Victorian dance artists will develop and present a short showing of their recent choreographic investigations to local audiences and fellow artists at WXYZ Studios. The initiative also provides participants …

Mara Galagher lays on a chaise lounge – promo image for Midsumma

Temperance Hall 2024 Midsumma Program

Anna McDermottPast Events

TEMPERANCE HALL PRESENTS TWO TRIPLE BILL PERFORMANCES SHOWCASING THE WORK OF SIX EXPERIMENTAL CHOREOGRAPHERS WHO DISPARATELY AND RIGOROUSLY EXPLORE MULTITUDES OF ‘QUeer’.Temperance Hall Presents Mitch Spadaro, =w=, Rachael WisbyWEEK 1, FEB 1 – 3    more infoTemperance Hall Presents MARA GALAGHER, ALEXANDER POWERS, valentina emeraldWEEK 2, FEB 8 – 10    more info”THESE ARTISTS TALK TO THE WAY QUEERNESS MOVES …

Mara Galagher, Alexander Powers, Valentina Emerald

Anna McDermottPast Events

 Temperance Hall presents two triple bills showcasing six contemporary dance works by experimental choreographers who disparately and rigorously explore multitudes of ‘queer’. GET TICKETSPresented over two weeks, Temperance Hall’s second week of programming presents work by Mara Galagher, Alexander Powers, Valentina Emerald.”These artists talk to the way queerness moves around as ‘experiences’ of beauty, decay, chaos and morality, to determine and …

An cropped photograph of a person in a blue trench coat riding an invisible horse in the outdoors. Promotional image for Temperance Hall's Midsumma program

Mitch Spadaro, =w=, Rachael Wisby

Anna McDermottPast Events

 Temperance Hall presents two triple bills showcasing six contemporary dance works by experimental choreographers, who disparately and rigorously explore multitudes of ‘queer’. GET TICKETSPresented over two weeks, Temperance Hall’s first week of programming presents work by mitch spadaro, =w=, rachael wisby. “These artists talk to the way queerness moves around as ‘experiences’ of beauty, decay, chaos and morality, to determine and …

PILOT
Daniel R Marks

Anna McDermottPast Events

  Daniel R Marks/DRM presents PILOT, a takeover of Temperance Hall encompassing an exhibition and two evenings of solo performance, incorporating sculptural installation, video projection and an original audio score.  textPILOT is the final outcome of DRM’s practice-led PhD project Protagonist: a choreography of queer digitality. This project has sought to find a critical inter-relation between queer politics of withdrawal and illegibility, …

Body Politics

Anna McDermottPast Events

BOOK TICKETStext Body Politics is a workshop series that offers artists of all disciplines an opportunity to engage in experimentation, delving into the intricacies of performance dynamics. Guided by experienced artist mentors, participants have the chance to learn and collaborate as they deep dive into what it means to be an artist who works with performance.  This is Season Three of Body Politics, …

Sandra Parker Temporary Hold Promo Image

Temporary Hold
Sandra Parker with Rhian Hinkley

Anna McDermottPast Events

textCreated for Temperance Hall’s Upstairs Studio, TEMPORARY HOLD is a one-off durational performance installation: Saturday November 25th, 2023, from 2 – 5pm. TEMPORARY HOLD reflects our search for shelter, security, and stability within the spaces we inhabit. Stretching across 3 hours, as raw materials rest, lean, hold things up and weigh things down, the dancers find themselves caught, as if in the …

Temperance Hall Fringe Artist Shian Law

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2023
Temperance Hall

Anna McDermottPast Events

Experience the epicentre of experimental choreography at Temperance Hall this Melbourne Fringe Festival. Over two weeks of programmed performances, three artists from diverse practices and unique perspectives will innovate choreographic form and take us to the Fringe.  《一》 Shian Law   From their resistance to cultural atavism comes a stylish rendering of the artist’s autobiography and burning passion for calligraphy.6.30pm, …

Vca Mentorship Awardee Iris Elgar

Phillip Adams BalletLab
VCA Mentorship Award
Iris Elgar

Anna McDermottPast Events

There is something very special and hard to put into words about Temperance Hall. I feel very held by the space, and the physical evidence of years of love and art put into the building, be it splattered paint, or an eclectic range of orange chairs, it is encouragement to keep creating.IRIS ELGARtext  The Phillip Adams VCA Mentorship Award offers a …

Shian Law Melbourne Fringe at Temperance Hall

《一》
Shian Law

Anna McDermottPast Events

MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL At TEMPERANCE HALL A stylish rendering of the artist’s autobiography and burning passion for calligraphyBOOK TICKETStextPronounced as yī, 一 is the horizontal stroke that represents number one in Chinese Han characters. Simply by adding a second horizontal stroke to the foundational mark, one becomes two: 二 èr.   Ideographically, 一 Yī precedes 人 rén, humankind. Above人 rén, …