Nothing to Lose / but your inhibitions, as Force Majeure invites people of size to audition for the Malthouse Theatre season of a groundbreaking new work being performed in Melbourne this March.
Combining dance and theatre, Nothing to Lose uses the real-life experiences of people with larger bodies to challenge aesthetic norms and reclaim a performative space for individuals of size.
The company is looking for a diverse range of people across all ethnicities, ages, genders and experience levels to perform in part of the show.
‘I am interested in challenging the notion that our professional stages are prohibitive spaces for larger, fat dancers,’ said Kate Champion, Artistic Director of Force Majeure.
‘Talented, captivating movers can come in all shapes and sizes. Nothing to Lose is a celebration of the bigger body in all its wonderfully expressive capacity.’
In her final work as artistic leader of one of the nation’s leading contemporary dance companies, Champion has collaborated with artist and fat activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater to celebrate the sculptural splendour of the fat dancing body.
Nothing to Lose premieres in Sydney this month before coming to Melbourne as a highlight of Malthouse Theatre's 2015 season and this year’s Dance Massive program.
Individuals who identify as fat, large or big-bodied are invited to audition for the Malthouse Theatre season of Nothing to Lose. Interested parties can apply on the Force Majeure website (applications close 5pm 23 January).
Examining that powerful little word ‘Fat’, and all the baggage and judgement that goes along with it, Nothing to Lose abandons stereotypes and / reshapes expectations.
NOTHING TO LOSE, 11-21 March, Merlyn Theatre