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Performances 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays [duration 40 minutes]
Preview Tuesday 19 June
Opening Wednesday 20 June
Post show Q&A Thursday 21 June
Venue PACT centre for emerging artists, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville NSW 2043
Price: $20 FULL / $15 CONCESSION & PREVIEW
Reviews of the current season
4 out of 5 stars
“…complete surrender…he’s asking questions about pattern and repetition, about the possibility and oppressiveness of the human body…heart breaking” Rebecca Saffir, The Brag
“the experience of feeling time stretch and come together…the sheer endurance and intensity in Day’s performance…rewarding.” Megan Garrett-Jones, FBI Radio
Annabelle McMillan, Mood of Monk
“…imperceptible movement that eventually flows through his body in actions that could be seen as a visual version of the circular patterning of music by Philip Glass.” Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
Intermission is the final installment in Matthew Day’s acclaimed solo series TRILOGY, following Thousands (Next Wave Festival, PACT Presents… The Sydney Fringe 2010, Brisbane Festival Under the Radar 2011, Dance Massive 2011, Green Room Award Nomination, Concept Realisation 2011) and Cannibal (PACT Presents…Mardi Gras 2011)
“…an electrifying meld of high and low art.” Angela Bennets Alternative Media Group on Cannibal
“…Matthew Day is out to change Australian dance…” Liz Schaffer, The Brag on Cannibal
“It’s a shame there is not more dance like this…” Pauline Manley, Realtime Arts on Cannibal
“…fantastic…like disco butoh in a gold wash.” John Bailey on Thousands
Entering a soft blue-black chamber, the audience find Day circling in its centre. Starting small and quietly, this repetitive circular movement produces a multiplicity of unconscious rhythms and subterranean waves that Day rides and drives as the work unfolds.
Intermission continues Day’s exploration of durational choreographic forms, and the body as a site of continual becoming and infinite potential. Day’s work creates space for the audience to encounter choreography in unique ways.
A minimal and unrelenting live sound score by James Brown, pushes up against Day’s choreography, creating tension and relief from the hypnotic, at times nauseating, insistence of Day’s dancing.
INTERMISSION PRODUCTION CREDITS
Concept/Choreography/Performance Matthew Day
Dramaturgy Martin del Amo
Sound Design James Brown
Lighting Design Travis Hodgson
Producer Katy Green
Management Moriarty’s Project Inc.
Intermission has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the City of Melbourne through Arts House CultureLAB; Dancehouse through a Quick Response Space Grant; and PACT centre for emerging artists through The Space Program.