Dance & Physical Theatre

Dunes Rolling Down Dunes

In a relentless state of dissolving choreography, performers fall like Icarus from the sun . . .

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A close-up image of two people against a mustard-yellow background. The person in the foreground has their back to the viewer, with their head tilted upwards and arms outstretched above their shoulders. They hold a red feather to the top right corner of the picture frame. The other figure stands in the opposite direction, their eyes gaze beyond the others outstretched arm. They both wear white and cream clothing.

Image Credit: Image courtesy of the artist

  • Created by: Benjamin Hurley

‘Dunes Rolling Down Dunes’ spirals deeply into the meeting point of a conjured mythology. Stuck in a relentless state of dissolving choreography and purpose, performers Benjamin Hurley and Arabella Frahn-Starkie swoop through their embodied and imagined histories like Icarus falling from the sun . . .

Two musicians sync in and out of rhythm, as they weave together sound scores from symbolic narratives. Time vacuumed into a blurry visioned vortex, pulsing in other worldly priestess tempos. An eerie vocalisation captured within a textual world that continuously folds in on itself . . .

A boot. A feather. A relic . . . a bag full of useless stuff.

Experience the epicentre of experimental choreography at Temperance Hall this Melbourne Fringe Festival. If you’re hungry for more cutting-edge dance, we are offering 30% discounts on ticket-bundles. Book to see ‘Dunes Rolling Down Dunes’ by Benjamin Hurley and '《一》’ by Shian Law and use the promo code HOTSTUFF at the checkout.

Created by: Benjamin Hurley
Performed by: Benjamin Hurley and Arabella Frahn-Starkie
Composers: Robert Downie and Oliver Cox
Set Design: Matthew Bird and Jason Crow
Costume Design: Geoffrey Watson

Dunes Rolling Down Dunes has been supported by the Besen Family Foundation, the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund, Temperance Hall, Chunky Move Minimax Residencies, and a GUTS Dance Residency.

About Temperance Hall

Phillip Adams BalletLab at Temperance Hall is the Australian amplifier of queer, experimental dance, performance and art. We champion fearless artistic expression through bold curation, development and presentation of programs that challenge and deepen the broader Australian cultural conversation. Temperance Hall provides a counterpoint to dominant cultural narratives through a celebration of artistic non-compliance and artform reinvention.

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