Midsumma Festival 2023

Anna McDermottPast Events

Temperance Hall hosts a one-off durational performance event across two spaces for MidsummaWelcome to the unquarantined church of Temperance Hall this Midsumma. This one-off, free, durational-performance event will showcase two works by experimental choreographic artists Hamish McIntosh and collaborative duo gemma+molly. Undercut by dark humour, Hamish McIntosh’s work Like a Knife, the Horizon, sees four human plushies run a feverish …

TRIPTYCH

Anna McDermottPast Events, Phillip Adams BalletLab Archive

WORLD PREMIERE BY CHOREOGRAPHER PHILLIP ADAMS AT SYDNEY WORLDPRIDE 2023 AT PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK  At this year’s Sydney WorldPride (2023), Phillip Adams, Australian maverick of contemporary dance presents Triptych, a divine intervention of queer crucifixions inspired by Francis Bacon’s triptych paintings (1944–1986). Content warnings: Explicit content, adult themesTriptych premiere’s from Friday 17 February to Saturday 25 February 2023 under the …

THEY SPENT THEIR YOUTHS DREAMING OF EVER NEW ANNIHILATIONS

Anna McDermottPast Events

HAMISH MCINTOSH PHD EXHIBITIONThursday 27 October – Sunday 30 OctoberContent Warning – Themes of suicide, fertility, partial nudity MIGHT WE KNOW DEATH THROUGH DANCE, AND DANCE THROUGH DEATH? A new exhibition has come to Temperance Hall by Hamish McIntosh, a queer dance artist and researcher living and working in Naarm (Melbourne).They Spent Their Youths Dreaming of Ever New Annihilations is …

Temperance Hall Presents Raina Peterson for the second week of Melbourne Fringe Festival

Anna McDermottPast Events

Narasimha – ManLion a mythological queering of an eighth century poem through experimental Indian dance.  BOOK TICKETStextTemperance Hall gives license to thrill in this year’s Melbourne Fringe. A queerordinary solo by choreographer, Raina Peterson offers a fierce commentary on gender through hyper – queer myth making. Yes please.   Phillip Adams, Artistic Director Temperance Hall Commissioned by Melbourne Fringe’s Radical …

Temperance Hall presents a double-bill featuring Gabriella Imrichova, Kady Mansour and Michaela Tancheff for Melbourne Fringe

Anna McDermottPast Events

Over two weeks of programmed performances, six artists from diverse practices and unique perspectives will push the comfort zone and take us to the Fringe.BOOK TICKETSFirst double-bill at 7pmtext“Temperance Hall gives license to thrill in this year’s Melbourne Fringe. A double bill of extra queerordinary works by choreographers Kady Mansour & Michaela Tancheff, and Gabriella Imrichova. These performances offer fierce …

Temperance Hall presents a double-bill featuring Arabella Frahn-Starkie and Siobhan McKenna for Melbourne Fringe

Anna McDermottPast Events

Temperance Hall becomes a hub for experimental choreography and performance for the 2022 Melbourne Fringe FestivalBOOK TICKETSSecond Double Bill at 8.30pm   “We like to place you in a front row seat at Temperance Hall so you can experience the intimacies of dance up close. A double bill of choreographic intensities brought to you by Siobhan Mckenna and Arabella Frahn-Starkie. …

COURTESY OF THE ARTIST: Escape Velocity by Hellen Sky

Anna McDermottPast Events

A screening series of significant dance works from our collective performance-pasts.Courtesy of the Artist is a screening and conversation series focusing on significant dance works from both the recent and not so recent past by some of our community’s most celebrated artists. Caring for the ephemeral artefacts of our dance histories and herstories, to revisit a moment in time and …

Open House Melbourne Program 2022

Anna McDermottPast Events

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER OF TEMPERANCE HALL AS OUR Artistic Director Phillip Adams leadS YOU ON a guided tour of the historic building and speakS to his own affiliation with the STORIED SOUTH MELBOURNE CULTURAL ICON.Description: Temperance Hall has been home to Phillip Adams BalletLab and its performances since 2016. We host a curated program of ground-breaking contemporary dance, performance and …

A sneak peek into Phillip Adams’ bold new collaborative dance work, TRIPTYCH

Anna McDermottPast Events, Phillip Adams BalletLab Archive

CONTENT WARNING: THIS PAGE CONTAINS NUDITYTriptych enables risk taking, experimentation and freedom of expression by creating space for, amplifying, and taking pride in, homosexuality and the queer acts within contemporary dancePhillip Adams’ bold new collaborative dance work brings together 10 artists and designers spanning the mediums of choreography, performance painting and film. Triptych draws inspiration from Francis Bacon’s polarising and …

FRAME: A BIENNIAL OF DANCE

Anna McDermottPast Events

FRAME: A BIENNIAL OF DANCE AND TEMPERANCE HALL invitES YOU to assemble, discuss, participate and witness dance across A myriad OF cultures, forms and styles in a new festival of connection and celebration.A new festival is upon us, this is a moment to celebrate and connect with dance and performance across Melbourne and surrounds throughout March 2023. Temperance Hall is …