Presented from 26 - 30 September as part of the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, Paradise assembles Adams’ treasured childhood memories of the South Pacific with colourful motifs and improvisations from 1960/70s television and cinematic popular culture.
A delightful and unexpected co-presentation between 2018 Australia Council Award for Dance winner Phillip Adams and pre-professional dance company Yellow Wheel, with esteemed artists Mikala Dwyer and Gregory Lorenzutti, Paradise is a multi-generational collaborative work, at the heart of which are the 20 dancers of Yellow Wheel (aged 15-24).
Pacific at Teatro Municipal de Niteroi, 2016
With Paradise, Adams interrogates previous work Pacific, originally commissioned for Brazilian ballet company Companhia de Ballet da Cidade de Niterói (2016). This new performance draws connections to the social and cultural context of the original making in Brazil and translates this subject matter for an Australian setting.
Presented as part of Melbourne Fringe's fantastic XS Program, Paradise is suitable for ages 4 and up.
"As with all BalletLab works, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before." - Sarah W, The Plus Ones on EVER October 2017
Images: Gregory Lorenzutti