Future City Inflatable
Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward
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.
Ellen Davies and Alice Heyward
Lydia Connolly-Hiatt, Megan Payne, Geoffrey Watson, Ivey Wawn, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward
Deborah May Birch
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.