This year, five up-and-coming choreographers from within The Australian Ballet’s dancing ranks will showcase works in Bodytorque; Jill Ogai, Timothy Coleman, Mason Lovegrove, Serena Graham and Benjamin Garret. From outside the company the work of Xanthe Geeves, winner of the 2020 Emerging Female Choreographer Initiative, will also be featured.
What is Bodytorque?
This annual program has become a breeding ground for some of The Australian Ballet’s brightest talents, including Alice Topp and Tim Harbour, both of whom have gone on to become resident choreographers for The Australian Ballet and created works for other dance organisations.
The Bodytorque program is enabled by the Geraldine Lawton Bequest.
“ Bodytorque is about emerging choreographic ideas for a new generation of creators. ”
One Person Watching
Choreography Timothy Coleman
Music May Lyon
Choreography Mason Lovegrove
Music Tomas Parrish
Choreography Jill Ogai
Rehearsal Director Ingrid Gow
Music Rosa Clifford
Lines of Consistent Hue (Recording courtesy of Sydney Conservatorium
of Music, University of Sydney)
Three Voices, Two Arms
Johann Sebastian Bach
Movement I. Prélude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major
In Ex Celsius
Choreography Serena Graham
Music Maurice Ravel
Movement II: Assez vif, très rythmé (A minor) from String Quartet in F major
Kids These Days
Choreography Benjamin Garrett
Music Alison Cole
Choreography Xanthe Geeves
(Winner of the 2020 Emerging Female Choreographer Initiative)
Music Luigi Boccherini
Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid
Lighting design for Bodytorque
Bodytorque, enabled by the Geraldine Lawton Bequest.