JOY



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Inspired by the inexorable process of ageing, JOY is a curious collision of fact and fiction; a dance work that traverses the difficult terrain of knowing ‘old’ when one is still ‘young’.

JOY was created through extensive character research, as collaborators Bryant and Stanley visited relatives, aged care facilities, lawn bowls clubs, and bingo halls, all the while maintaining a dedicated studio practice where they refined their detailed and nuanced approach to dance and movement. Steeped in this research and a deep sense of embodiment, their works create a responsive and unconventional relationship to their audiences. Every performance is unique as the two performers respond, alter and adapt their material according to the shifting audience dynamic on a given night.

Created by the winners of the 2008 Best Dance Performance Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, JOY is a work that exists both as an imagined world and as a place firmly rooted in the here and now.

A journey through the playful, poignant and absurd… is JOY.

This project is part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival’s Dance Program. Click HERE to read more about it.

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Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, Guildford Lane Gallery, Dancehouse

Artist/s:

Fiona Bryant and Kate Stanley: Co-Directors; choreographers; performers

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· Dates & Times ·

Performance · Wednesday May 19 from 7:00PM

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20 - 24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Limited audience capacity, booking essential.

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Thursday May 20 from 7:00PM

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20 - 24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Limited audience capacity, booking essential.

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Friday May 21 from 7:00PM

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20 - 24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Limited audience capacity, booking essential.

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Saturday May 22 from 7:00PM

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20 - 24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Limited audience capacity, booking essential.

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Sunday May 23 from 2:00PM

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20 - 24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $20 Full, $15 Concession. Limited audience capacity, booking essential.

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)



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