Thousands

Thousands is a dance performance inspired by the silence between acts. It is a dance that starts in the middle and pushes against the forces of past and future in order to open up the possibilities of the present.

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in High St, Northcote precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 25 May 2010 to Saturday 29 May 2010

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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I want to make choreography. Live. Here. Between us.

Presenting a series of quiet moments and details in an exquisitely poised and controlled performance by Matthew Day, Thousands simultaneously suggests many time zones and individuals. Its slow, unfurling rhythm creates a powerful sense of stillness and repetition, opening up new spaces between performer and audience.

Matthew Day’s work challenges notions of high and low art, referencing elements of pop culture while questioning function of performance and dance in contemporary society. With Thousands Matthew Day literally slows dance down, challenging the tendency for audiences to consume entertainment at a speed that allows no possibility for reflection.

This project is part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival’s Dance Program. Click HERE to read more about it.

Supporters: Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts

This project has been Maximised by Chunky Move.

Venue
Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote
See website for performance times and to purchase tickets.