A film chronicling the of the most profound, collective experiences of 2020 – emerging from lockdown and re-joining our communities in-person. 2020 Melbourne Fringe Festival signature event, Multiply was an unforgettable participatory dance experience that brought Melburnians together for the first time post-COVID-19 lockdown. Hundreds of physically distant participants gathered in Prahran Square to bring to life a new work by acclaimed choreographer Stephanie Lake.
This transcendent event was captured by celebrated Australian filmmaker, Rhys Graham in a half-hour film detailing the journey to making this profound work of art. Chronicling Stephanie and her collaborators’ experiences of delivering the impossible – a dance event in a global pandemic – the film also captures the full 15-minute mass dance experience that was Multiply.
Multiply premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August. If you missed it, or want to experience the magic again, join us at a special screening at ACMI.
Multiply has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Multiply is supported by Daniel Besen, the Canny Quine Foundation, Linda Herd and an Anonymous Friend of Fringe.