And Then Something Fell On My Head

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“When the music stops, in terms of liquidity, things will be complicated. But as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance. We’re still dancing.” Chuck Prince, CEO of Citigroup, Financial Times July 2007 before the financial crisis.

And Then Something Fell On My Head is a live performance that explores risk and fear; real and imagined. This tense, exhilarating performance contrasts the liveness of the physical body with the ‘raining down’ of thousands of inanimate objects, as they fall from the ceiling at an increasingly frenetic pace. It plays on the audience’s trust, fear and expectations, creating an environment and viewing experience which is both mesmerising and confronting.

Ashley Dyer’s work melds movement and sound, constructing and destroying connections between musicality and meaning. And Then Something Fell On My Head is part of a broad body of work by Dyer that explores the choreographic potential of falling objects.

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

Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, City of Melbourne, ISIS, University of Sydney Performance Studies Department UNSW School of English Media and Performing Arts Open Channel, PACT, Quarterbred.

Commissioned and developed by Next Wave through Kickstart 2009.

Artist/s:

Ashley Dyer: Choreographer

Travis Hodgson: Lighting designer

Sam Pettigrew: Principal dropper

Rachael Brown: Video artist

Sime Knezevic: Writer and dramaturgical support

Fred Rodrigues: Programmer and technical support

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· Dates & Times ·

Preview · Wednesday May 19 from 8:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: All preview tickets $15

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

Preview · Wednesday May 19 from 10:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: All preview tickets $15

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

Performance · Thursday May 20 from 8:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $18 Full, $15 Concession (*Special Offer: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7pm.)

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

Performance · Friday May 21 from 8:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $18 Full, $15 Concession (*Special Offer: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7pm.)

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

Performance · Friday May 21 from 10:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $18 Full, $15 Concession (*Special Offer: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7pm.)

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

Performance · Saturday May 22 from 8:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $18 Full, $15 Concession (*Special Offer: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7pm.)

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

Performance · Sunday May 23 from 8:30PM

Shed 4, North Wharf Road, Victoria Harbour, Melbourne Docklands

Just past the west end of Bourke Street. Parking available.

Duration: 45 minutes

Price: $18 Full, $15 Concession (*Special Offer: $30 for both And Then Something Fell On My Head and YOUTHvsPHYSICS, playing before this performance at 7pm.)

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



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