Melbourne Fringe Festival is bringing an exceptional line-up of dance and performance artists to the stage for this year’s diverse program. Each performance draws unique inspiration from a range of themes such as art, technology and the human condition. Highlights from the program include:

 Infinitum

Infinitum is a new live dance and sound work created by Gareth Hart and Roderick Price. This piece is a meeting of audio generative movement, glitch art theory, and real time generative sound looping, all performed to a roving audience through the cobblestoned alleyways of North Melbourne. Fringe Hub: Art House, North Melbourne, 16-18 and 20-23 Sept at 6:30pm (Sun 5:30), $23 full, $18 concession

Distraction Society

Long-time collaborators Anna Seymour and Amanda Lever present Distraction Society – a dance work inspired by graffiti artist Banksy’s Mobile Lovers. This sweet duet examines the forces of attraction, attention and distraction in a society that is dominated by busyness. Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray, 16-18 Sept at 7:30pm, $15 full, $10 concession

 Blowin’ Up

Blowin’ Up is a series of three linked solo performances from the makers the award winning This is What’s Happening. Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride will present a trio of contemporary dance and performance solos titled Sneaky Bastard, Silent Colin and Lyin’ Down, which are sure to make audiences feel alive. The Substation, Newport, 20-25 Sept, $25 full, $22 concession, group 6+ $22

Castles

House of Sand’s Castles is the second solo from emerging star of the cross-art form stage Eliza Sanders, presented along with Pedal in a double bill by House of Sands at Gasworks. In this piece, Eliza brings all her artistic skills to the table – text, movement, visual art influences and song – thrilling audiences with an intimate theatrical experience. Gasworks, Albert Park, 27 Sept – Oct 1, Castles Tue – Sat 9:30pm, Pedal Tue & Fri 8:30pm, $25 full, $18 concession ($18-15 for double bil) (pictured right)

Awkward Con-nections

Fresh from their sell-out success at Perth Fringe, this award-winning double bill (Dance and Physical Theatre Award, Perth, 2016) is a refined production that questions how and why we relate to those around us. The physical versatility of these dancers provides an exciting evening of stellar contemporary dance. Dancehouse, Carlton, 22-24 September, 7pm, $25

Melbourne Fringe fosters the idea of cultural democracy – of art for everyone – which is why established and emerging artists stand side-by-side testing bold new work. With over 460 events, Melbourne Fringe is a fun, affordable way to experience new and exciting art in Melbourne.

Melbourne Fringe 2016

15 September – 2 October

Tickets on sale now at: www.melbournefringe.com.au

 

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