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Sensing Melbourne places

November/December 2016

  • 47 site-specific performances over 30 days and nights
  • Activated Iocations scattered through the City
  • Many events with audience participation
  • 30 artists: EPA and guest artists
  • Workshops in ecological performance
  • Pop-up performance HUB
  • Nature dance film made by members of public
  • M47 marked the declaration of Melbourne as a City in 1847

EPA engaged with everyday places to evoke and arouse sensations, associations, atmospheres and an awareness of their Indigenous and non-Indigenous values.

M47 included dance, movement, live art, music, sound art, video, photography and historical information. Guest artists included WEAVE movement theatre, Djirri Djirri dance group, Boonwurrung Foundation, Jill Orr (survey presentation of her work), Frank Van de Ven.

Events included:

Dancing with Victoria Market shopping trolleys, trailing bones through the CBD, a mystery nighttime bike ride to a riverside forest performance, a WEAVE comedy, durational performance in a library, a survey of waste at the performance sites, butoh, and dancing along defunct watercourses among lunchtime crowds. Audiences joined in a sensory walk, a humorous toilet tour with a serious peek into gender history, a blindfold walk in Royal Park grasslands, contemplative conversation in Melbourne Cemetery; a Fitzroy Gardens ‘sound bath’, an Indigenous dance performance for children…

 

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