I met God and it was a glorious, absolute reduction to pink and a series of television talk show appearances.
Presented in celebration of Phillip Adams BalletLab’s 20th anniversary year, Glory embodies a philosophical ritualising of choreographic traditions, cinema, irreverence and conceptual art.
Glory evolved from source material including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti, Hollywood TV sit coms, and artist Yves Klein’s monochrome paintings. Frenetic, intricate and relentlessly virtuosic dancing culminates in a revelation of the “almighty” through a saturation of the colour pink.
Bringing together balletic opulence with seemingly incongruous pop culture references, Glory overstimulates the audience with an abundance of ideas in order to playfully validate and mock the notion of an artist-Creator. Glory splices together revelations and experiences of the divine.
Glory is presented as part of Dance Massive 2019.
Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 March, 2019
6:30pm 19 – 22 March
2:00pm & 6:30pm 23 March
With ticket package discount $28 / $24
Tickets now on sale!
Choreography, Concept & Direction Phillip Adams
Dancers Ben Hurley, Oliver Savariego, Rachael Wisby, Samuel Harnett-Welk
Set Design Phillip Adams, bluebottle (Ben Cobham and Andrew Livingston)
Lighting bluebottle (Ben Cobham and Andrew Livingston)
Costumes The Huxleys
Film James Wright (NON Studio)
Music Johann Sebastian Bach
Producer Kristy Ayre
Associate Producer Kristina Arnott
Production Manager Geordie Barker
Glory is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria and the City of Port Phillip.
This project is enabled through the generous donations of Dr Marcus McMahon and Toni Maticevski.
Glory is generously supported through sponsorship from 3 Deep, Y Salon, Yal Yal Estate, Zilla & Brook, La Luna Bistro, Splitrock Tiro and McMahon Services.
Dance Massive 2019 is supported by Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Ministry of the Arts and Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Dance Massive exists as the simultaneous programming of contemporary dance works and associated public and industry events by three Melbourne arts organisations - Arts House, Dancehouse and Malthouse Theatre in association with long-term associate partner Ausdance Victoria and new associate partners Abbotsford Convent, Temperance Hall and The SUBSTATION.
Image: Georges Antoni (Art Direction by 3 Deep)