'An Evening Length Performance' & 'Hyperspace', James Batchelor and collaborators
- Performing arts
Choreographer James Batchelor and Collaborators will tour a compliment of contemporary dance works Hyperspace and An Evening-length Performance as part of Australia now France 2021-22. The tour includes performances at the Fondation des Etats-Unis (Paris) and bespoke garden performances in Versailles (Plastique Danse Flore) and Dijon (Entre Cour et Jardins).
Led by Choreographer James Batchelor and Producer Bek Berger, the creative team consists of Australian contemporary dancer Natalie Abbott, Composer/Live Sound Artist Morgan Hickinbotham and international collaborators George Hampton-Wale (London) and Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin (Milan).
From the human body to the cosmos, Hyperspace is an inquiry into the metrics we use to measure the deep unknowns of the universe. It proposes a study of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it. In Hyperspace, the fleshy material of the body bends, stretches and is reconfigured as alien transmutation, appearing simultaneously colossal and microscopic.
An Evening-length Performance is a new dance work that assembles microscopically detailed gestures, sounds and materials in a curious and meditative world of movement. The work examines the emergence of social choreographies for the ‘special event’ or ‘occasion’ in relation to architectures from the baroque ballroom to the post-industrial night club. The dancers explore their bodies as a choreographic archive of these social and spatial memories, re-enacting and transforming ghost-like movement resonances into new performative rituals.
Plastique Danse Flore (Versailles) – September 11 & 12
CDCN Dijon / Entre Cour et Jardins (Dijon) – September 18 & 19
An Evening-length Performance
Fondation des Etats-Unis (Paris) – October 16
Trente Trente (Bordeaux) – January 28 & 29 2022