THEM is Ishmael Houston Jones's seminal work examining intimacies and violence between men, made amidst the rising tides of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-'80s. Through the process of reconstructing and transmitting THEM to a younger generation of dancers, Houston-Jones will excavate unregistered details about the work and the context in which it was originally created, in resonance with the Australian context, while uncovering powerful resonances with the present.
THEM, RELOADED is open to choreographers, dancers, other practitioners with a movement-based practice.
Images courtesy: Ishmael Houston-Jones, Chris Cochrane, and Dennis Cooper, THEM, 1985/2010. Performance view, PS 122, New York, 1985. Photo: Dona Ann McAdams.
5-9 March 2018, 10am – 2pm (incl. lunch break)
Temperance Hall, 199 Napier St, South Melbourne