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An Act of Now

Music Composition and live sound design for Chunky Move's dance production An Act of Now
Received the The Age Critics Award for best major new Australian work
premiering at the Melbourne Festival.

On stage a glasshouse stands isolated – smoke its only visible inhabitant. In a moment of precise, dynamic movement, the veil of smoke is broken. Seven dancers fill the space, drawn to, yet confined by its boundaries. Who will lead? Who will follow? As the balance of power shifts, who will flourish, and ultimately, who will survive?

Originally conceived for and performed on Melbourne’s iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl stage, individuals watch and listen in on headphones as Van Dijk’s intense physical choreography unfolds within the glasshouse, creating a deeply immersive and intimate audience experience. An Act of Now is the third production in Van Dijk’s Mensch series – an ongoing investigation into site-specific work.