Developed through research conducted at a hospital emergency ward and the Melbourne morgue, Amplification magnifies the 1.6 seconds ‘disassociation' freeze time which occurs at the moment of impact.
Skidding, sliding and crashing into a world of body bags, pain, healing, reality and unreality, Amplification deconstructs and reconstructs the site of impact through a morbid and scientific fascination with the body in chaos.
Amplification is an exploration of densely layered, highly technical and studied partnering, revealing the possibilities of death, ritual, burial and torture within the form of an installation.
Dancers: Joanne White*, Carlee Mellow*, Brooke Stamp*, Rennie McDougall, Timothy Harvey*, Ryan Lowe* *= Original Cast
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
9 September 1999