Out of Bounds Showcase 2024

Anna McDermottCurrent 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 …

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Adieu, Mon Amour, BalletLab, No More…

Anna McDermottPhillip Adams BalletLab Archive

A Farewell statement from BalletLab Artistic Director Phillip Adams”I never did anticipate this moment of bidding farewell to my playground of untamed, whimsical and queer mayhem, would come to pass….”BalletLab’s scandalous affair with Australian contemporary dance began with ‘Amplification’ on the 9th of the 9th, 1999, at the Athenaeum Theatre II on Collins St. From that moment forward, BalletLab took …

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 …

TEMPERANCE HALL IS FACING CLOSURE IN 2024

Anna McDermott

In 2023, we delivered one of the most ambitious artistic programs in Phillip Adams BalletLab’s history. As we head into 2024, PABL and our beloved queer dance temple, Temperance Hall, face a dire financial position – reflecting an arts sector in peril. You might have heard it on the grapevine, but we wanted to let our community know first hand: …

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, …

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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, …