Two men stand in a circle of small boxes. As their arms slowly oscillate, each action is defined by a tiny pop as the boxes begin to move. These boxes are 64 robotic percussion instruments, each tapping a pencil, creating an insistent, mesmerizing swirl of sounds. A stream of activity unfolds as the two bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, their actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat.
With Meeting, Antony Hamilton’s unique physical grammar and Macindoe’s bespoke musical instrument making devise a dance duet where the choreographic language, with numbers corresponding to gestures and movements, is precise yet random. A creation of the thriving Melbourne dance scene, Meeting fuses the body, the space, and the machines into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation, revealing a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion.
“There’s … a striking visual design to Hamilton’s work, crafted out of a mix of experimental movement, music, sound, video art” – The Australian
Director, Choreographer, Performer Antony Hamilton
Instrument Design & Construction, Composer, Performer Alisdair Macindoe
Lighting Designer & Production Manager: Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer Paula Levis
This presentation of Meeting is generously supported by the Australia Council