PRESENTED AS PART OF TEMPERANCE HALL'S 2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE PROGRAM
Group Furniture is obsessed with repeats.
As a starting point it uses two works by Erik Satie, 'Vexations' and 'Furniture Music', mixed with an episode of 'I've Got A Secret' from 1960s American TV. It questions endurance, spectatorship, and value.
Made for multiple performers, 'Group Furniture' is a reimagining of the solo work 'Furniture' presented at Gertrude Contemporary in late 2018. In its bigger, yet unimagined version, it desires to meet Karl Schenzer.
Choreography by Deanne Butterworth
Performed by Kara Burdack, Deanne Butterworth, Benjamin Hurley, Michaela Ottone, Oliver Savariego
Sound by Michael Munson
12, 13 & 14 September, 6:30pm (40 minutes)
Temperance Hall, 199 Napier St South Melbourne
Tickets: Full $20, Conc. $18
Evening Pass (see Doors Shut by Alice Will Caroline with Mark Wilson at 8pm as well): Full $34, Conc. $30
This September, Temperance Hall presents a Melbourne Fringe program of new works by artists Deanne Butterworth, Alice Will Caroline with Mark Wilson, Rachael Wisby and Shelley Lasica.
Curated by Temperance Hall Artistic Director, Phillip Adams, the program places high calibre emerging and established artists side by side, from recent Victorian College of the Arts Dance graduate Rachael Wisby (a performer in Adams’ Glory, Dance Massive 2019) to esteemed choreographer of 30+ years’ experience, Shelley Lasica (Solos for Other People, Dance Massive 2015).
Discounted Evening Passes are available for those seeing two performances in a night. Temperance Hall’s atmospheric bar on the first floor will be open throughout the season, so audiences can enjoy intermission and see as many performances as they desire.
Temperance Hall is located on the traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Images: Courtesy of Deanne Butterworth