James Batchelor and Collaborators
SWISS PREMIERE - TEMPORARY INDUSTRIAL SPACE - SATURDAY APRIL 27TH 17:00
- TEMPORARY INDUSTRIAL SPACE - SUNDAY APRIL 28TH 17:00
Temporary industrial space: Via Stazione 25 - Castione
Combining dance, sound and installation, DEEPSPACE is a mesmerising, intimate performance that examines our curiosity for the unknown. Playing at the intersection of art and science, the body is taken to the extremities of remoteness and proximity, connectedness and isolation, certainty and uncertainty. In 2016 James Batchelor was invited to be official voyage artists on a 2-month expedition at sea studying remote islands in the sub-Antarctic. This expedition led by theInstitute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Australia took place on Australia’s Marine National Facility the RV Investigator, a state of the art marine research vessel. It journeyed to the UNESCO World Heritage Heard and McDonald Islands, with the purpose of studying submarine volcanoes and their relationship to the Earth’s biosphere.
Duration: 55 minutes
Choreographer, performer: James Batchelor
Composer and sound designer: Morgan Hickinbotham
Performer: Amber McCartney
Producer: Bek Berger
James Batchelor and Collaborators are a team of independent dance artists from Australia. Led by Choreographer James Batchelor, Creative Producer BekBerger, Composer Morgan Hickinbotham and guests, the team brings together a unique precision of practice and friendship that allows for inspired movement through a variety of contexts. Their body of work, including DEEPSPACE (DanceMassive 2017) and REDSHIFT (Chunky Move, Next Move Commission 2017) is known for its visual clarity, architectural composition and rhythmic playfulness.With a commitment to slowness and sensitivity, movement is hypnotically focused and detailed, drawing audiences into contemplative and imaginative realms. They have presented extensively in various festivals in Australia and overseas. Their latest creation HYPERSPACE (Aerowaves Twenty19) is the culmination of two years of practice together and will tour Australia and Europe in 2019/2020.