“Playful and profound in equal measure, highlighting the imperfect but astonishing physical body as it moves through a computationally driven world.” —Contemporary Performance
A fascinating articulation of the body and mind in motion, MEETING is a choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials and combined with a minimalist, invented-instrument concert. This playfully precise work from Australia pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice. While the two performers share the stage with 64 robotic percussion instruments, a relentless stream of activity unfolds, all propelled by the meditative pulse of the mechanized beat. MEETING composes the body, the space, and the robots into a delightful and riveting movement/sound installation.
There will be two shows at 8pm on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 in the Walker Art Center’s William and Nadine McGuire Theater, each show is 50 minutes.
Tickets for the show are $22 ($17.60 for Walker Members). For more information, call the box office at 612.375.7600 or visit walkerart.org/tickets.
ABOUT ANTONY HAMILTON
Award-winning, independent choreographer Antony Hamilton has created numerous national and international commissions. His work involves creations of visual design and movement. His independent works include Black Project 1 (2012), NYX for the 2015 Melbourne Festival and gallery installation, Number of The Machine (2017). Major commissions include Natural Orders (Dance Makers Toronto 2017), Sentinel (Skanes Dansteater 2016) and Keep Everything (Chunky Move 2012). Hamilton won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2017 for MEETING.
ABOUT ALISDAIR MACINDOE
Melbourne based dancer, composer, and sound designer Alisdair Macindoe has received numerous awards for his work as a dancer and sound designer and composer for dance. He has collaborated with the likes of Chunky Move, Dancenorth, Lucy Guerin Inc, KAGE Physical Theatre, and more. Macindoe won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Musical Composition / Sound Design in 2017 for MEETING.