A screening series of significant dance works from our collective performance-pasts.
Courtesy of the Artist is a screening series of significant dance works from both the recent or distant past by local, national and international artists. Caring for the ephemeral artefacts of our dance histories and herstories, to revisit a moment in time and ask what was happening for the artist and the world at that time - perhaps as a way to look at where we are now. Grab your popcorn and get cozy to watch a significant moment from our collective performance-pasts. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the featured artist.
Courtesy of the Artist is curated by Temperance Hall's Artistic Associate, Luke George. Find out more about Luke's 2021 program of workshops, screenings, talks and artistic development HERE.
Grey Area by Phillip Adams, premiered in December 1997 at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre as part of a program called Return Ticket, commissioned by Danceworks under Artistic Director Helen Herbertson. The triple bill featuring works by Adams, Lucy Guerin and Rebecca Hilton. The program coincided with these artists returning to Melbourne after living and dancing in New York City for over a decade. With lighting design by Ben Cobham and sound by Christian Marclay, Grey Area was performed by dancers Adams, Guerin, Hilton and Ros Warby.
Film screening date:
Friday 5 March, 7pm - 9pm
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Phillip Adams is the founder and Artistic Director of BalletLab, forming the company upon his return home from New York in 1998. Phillip’s performing arts background spans a 30 year career in contemporary dance. Phillip lived and worked in New York for a decade after being awarded the ANZ International Fellowship Award in 1988.
He was a member of several leading dance companies and worked with many independent choreographers including BeBe Miller, Trisha Brown, Irene Hultman, Sarah Rudner, Amanda Miller, Donna Uchizono and Nina Wiener. Phillip has been commissioned by several leading dance and theatre companies including The Australian Ballet, Arena Theatre, Chunky Move, Back to Back Theatre, Guongdong Modern Dance Company (China), Dance Works Rotterdam (Netherlands), City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong), Tasdance, Sydney Mardi Gras and One Extra Co. Phillip was the recipient of the 2018 Australia Council for the Arts Award for Dance.
Find out more about Phillip's work HERE.
Images of Grey Area – courtesy of Phillip Adams
Temperance Hall acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land in which we dance and create, the Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and, through them, to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.