Natalie Abbot presents (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT

Next Wave 2014 alumna Natalie Abbot presents the world premiere of (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, as part of her Dancehouse Housemate artist-in-residence.

In (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, Abbott appropriates the influential ballet solo, The Dying Swan (1905), to examine our expectations of dance performances, female characters and the limits of the body. She takes a lateral, multi-directional approach that both resists and caters to these expectations.

Abbott’s work regularly explores the dynamics of disparate bodies in space through experiences of vulnerability—finding comfort in discomfort as a communal experience. (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT is a duet performed by two bodies that are representative of stages in a lifecycle—navigating linear ideas of birth, life, middle/void and death. Using borrowed and recontexualised signifiers from dance, the horror genre and pop music, Abbott creates a lo-fi, dramatised spectacle that begins with familiarity before unraveling to reveal the ungroundedness of image-consumerism in the Internet Age.

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5 Jul 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
5-8 July 8pm
9 July 5pm
$25 | $20 Concession | $15 Members

150 Princes Street North Carlton, Victoria 3054 Australia