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Future City Inflatable

Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward

Dates
16–20 May
Wed–Fri 5.45pm
Sat & Sun 3pm
Venue
Industrial School, Abbotsford Convent
Duration
3hrs – Audience may come and go as they wish
Tickets
$15 / $10
Hashtag
#futurecityinflatable

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Welcome to Future City Inflatable, an imaginary landscape formed by all who inhabit it. Both immersive and spectacular, Future City Inflatable is the nostalgic rediscovery of past architectural speculations of future utopias and dystopias. In this durational dance piece, Davies and Heyward look to the experimental and radical architecture movements of the 1960s and 1970s, using choreography to transform these unmade designs into living processes for growth, change, caution and fantasy.

Performers and viewers are transported through a hypothetical superstructure that re-configures the present and suggests alternative structures of intra-action. As we hurtle ahead at an increasingly rapid and unbalanced pace, Future City Inflatable takes time to look back, to make space for going on differently.

Choreography
Ellen Davies and Alice Heyward
Performance
Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Megan Payne, Geoffrey Watson, Ivey Wawn, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward
Music
Daniel Jenatsch
Costume
Verity Mackey
Lighting
Amelia Lever-Davidson
Mentor/Dramaturge
Shelley Lasica
Text
Deborah May Birch
Video
Elena Betros
Photography
Jacqui Shelton
Image
cello_europe

A Next Wave x Dancehouse co-commission

Future City Inflatable has been assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.