The Exchange Program 2

Grave (Dewey Dell)

Grave is an Italian word indicating something that has a weight, that is subject to the force of gravity. The movement of this short performance is about the sensation of a precipitating body, the slowness of its gestures, while gravity makes it crash to the ground, at a stratospheric speed.

The River Eats (Justin Shoulder)

Welcome to the Land of One Thousand Distractions. Here, all the comforts of the modern world materialize in 3D as you click ‘next’. Navigating this contemporary terrain is the creature Pinky – an over-caffeinated, hyperactive, attention-deficient demon. Within the synthetic web, Pinky is lost.

The River Eats is a contemporary fable exploring distraction in the digital age and our changing relationship to the natural environment.

About the Artist

Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the school for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay dying“, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.
Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the school for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay dying“, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.
Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the school for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay dying“, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.
Dewey Dell was formed in 2007 by four young people: Teodora, Demetrio, Agata Castellucci and Eugenio Resta. The four founders of the company have grown up artistically, sharing the important formative experience of the Stoa, the school for the rhythmic movement based in Cesena, Italy. Teodora, Agata, Eugenio and Demetrio have strong skills in different areas. This took each of them to give priority to a specific aspect of the work, without giving up a collective modelling of materials. The name Dewey Dell is a tribute to Faulkner and to the young girl of “As I lay dying“, under whose look the company prepares itself to wander towards the abyss.
Shoulder’s performance practice has been nurtured in nightclubs (Club Kooky 2007-2011, fortnightly residency at Oxford Art Factory 2009-2011). Here he co-created the collective The Glitter Militia: a Sydney-based conglomerate of cabaret, drag, mime, clowning, circus and strip-show artists. Shoulder co-curated & performed in queer performance festival Quick & Dirty 2009 at Performance Space, Sydney. As a solo performer he has toured festivals and as a visual artist he has exhibited solo and in group shows. In 2010, he was in residency at Seoul Art Space, Mullae for Jeremy Neideck’s first development of performance work Hidden Lands. Shoulder holds a Bachelor of Digital Media with First Class Honours at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW.
Toby K: interactive projections, lighting designs, jaffles, performances, feedback algorithms that take audience brainwaves and put them in performances and then measure the resulting brainwaves, brownies, curry (red), curry (green), curry (panang), a wiimote that lets you draw light as a digital costume on a performer that follows them, pancakes, souvlaki.
Nick Wales works across contemporary dance, popular music, film, theatre, fashion and new classical music genres. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed musical group CODA. Recent commissions and collaborations include Sydney Dance Company for Rafael Bonachela, Sarah Blasko, Shaun Parker and Company, Matchbox Pictures, Holly Throsby’s ‘See’ project, Romance was Born and the Brisbane Festival.
Jeff Stein is an artist who works as a performer, director and as a creative producer and programmer on theatre, events and festivals. He was a member of Gravity Feed Performance Ensemble for twelve years and performed in all their major productions; he has also performed with Post Arrivalists, Erth Theatre, Gekidan Kaitaisha, and Societas Raffaello Sanzio; as well as numerous small collaborations and solo performances. In 2007/08 he was awarded an Australia Council Inter Arts Fellowship.

Dates: 24-27 May

Location: Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne (tram route 57, stop 12)

Times: 9pm

Duration: 85 minutes

Ticket prices: Single ticket Program 1, Full $30, Conc $25. Combined ticket Program 1 and 2, Full $50, Conc $40

Bookings: Venue Tix 1300 30 40 72 or online (credit card only)

This event is also part of Day Pass 7

Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Warnings: Smoke effects, loud music and strobe lighting

deweydell.com

justinshoulder.com

The Exchange is a reciprocal process of development, presentation and exchange between young and exciting Italian theatre company Dewey Dell and Australian artist Justin Shoulder, facilitated by Artist and Creative Producer Jeff Stein.

      


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