An Act of Now
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.