The Australian Ballet

Bodytorque

Bodytorque Cast Sheet

Cast and Synopsis

Overview

Jill Ogai

in time

in time explores the relationship between music and movement. The goal is often for the two to exist together, almost atop one another. In this piece they make space for one another; the relationship constantly changes between the two. What does it look like to be ‘on’ the music, ‘off’ the music and ‘in’ the music?

The piece moves through three different landscapes while exploring the relationship of music and movement. One is dry, arid and abstract, where the dancers have their own internal rhythms that have no relationship to the dystopian and expansive lines of Rosa Clifford’s Lines of Consistent Hue. Another is an otherworldly landscape, fun and bubbly. Here, the dancers are right on the music, the two bouncing along together as equals. The other landscape is grounded, warm, natural. The dancers are in the music and the music is in the dancers.

Mason Lovegrove

ANGEL // ALIEN

"An angel and an alien ponder how alike they are.” – Unknown

In a sentence lives a universe. In two beings live a lifetime of experiences. But what pushes them apart? Why do we see an ‘us’ and a ‘them’? What could make them come together?

Fluttering, falling, growing, contracting, thrashing, reaching, crying, laughing, and recognising that we are all made up of the same stardust.

Xanthe Geeves

Pura Vida

For Costa Ricans, ranked as the number one population on the World Happiness Index, Pura Vida has a profound meaning. Literally translated as Pure Life, it is a way of living one’s life to the fullest, regardless of how difficult things might be. There is an acceptance and acknowledgement of life’s obstacles and a determination to be happy in the now, recognising how precious life is. This is achieved by having a close connection with nature and one’s community of family and friends.

Part One: A child’s outlook is one of living in the now with innocent pleasure.

Part Two: Loss of personal connection and a sense of longing for the carefree happiness of the past.

Part Three: Celebrating happiness found from living in the moment with strong connections.

Part Four: Acceptance that life’s difficulties make you stronger. Consciously valuing personal happiness by moving on with positivity and purpose.

Timothy Coleman

One Person Watching

Always for the first time
In your house across my window
A glimpse of you
The elusive angle of the curtain
Conceal
Reveal
Always for the first time
I feel
A fickle breeze tickles free
That wisp of hair
That wisp
Whispering to my heart
My heart
That you come to me
Emanating from the proscenium of my dreams
Borne on angelic light
Alone before me
Glorified
Beautiful
You coalesce with the fluorescence
Out of reach
I reach out over the precipice
Almost brush that wisp
That wisp
Across your cheek
Your presence
Absense
In hopeless fusion
I find the secret
Of loving you
Always
Always for the first time.

Serena Graham

In Ex Celsius

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” – Albert Einstein

Energy is a central concept in science, as it is in dance. Thermal energy involves a rise in temperature, which increases the kinetic energy of an object so that its atoms and molecules invigorate and affect those around them. In Ex Celsius explores the dynamics and shifts of thermal energy flow where internal emotions are metaphors of heat and dance is the external realisation of particles’ kinetic motion. The artists express the power of heat-derived emotions, from a simple blush to anxiety, anger and lust, resulting in flows that create alliance and discord between the dancers.

Benjamin Garrett

KIDS THESE DAYS

KIDS THESE DAYS is a tale as old as time. It’s the fight between youth and the traditional ideas established and enforced by past generations. This piece focuses on the frustrations, rage and hopelessness felt by my own infamous generation, Gen Z. We reject the ideas that dictate how we are supposed to live and express ourselves in this world. We celebrate freedom of sexuality and self-expression. We challenge authority and traditionalist politics. We’re fighting the same fights your generations once did. Kids these days aren’t so different from kids in your day. We just have better style.

Cast sheets

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  • ANGEL // ALIEN

    Brett Chynoweth
    Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
    Jarryd Madden
    Imogen Chapman
    Rina Nemoto
    Yuumi Yamada

  • One Person Watching

    Callum Linnane
    Coco Mathieson
    Drew Hedditch
    Joseph Romancewicz
    Larissa Kiyoto-Ward
    Dana Stephensen
    Lilla Harvey
    Mio Bayly
    Lisa Craig
    Bryce Latham
    Maxim Zenin
    Saranja Crowe
    Emma Koppelman
    Belle Urwin
    Anabelle Watt
    Hannah Sergi
    Henry Berlin

  • in time

    Karena Nanasca
    Luke Marchant
    Benedicte Bemet
    George-Murray Nightingale
    Thomas Gannon
    Aya Watanabe

  • In Ex Celsius

    Alain Juelg
    Jacob De Groot
    Yichuan Wang
    Hugo Dumapit
    Misha Barkidjija
    Jade Wood
    Grace Carroll
    Karina Arimura
    Sharni Spencer
    Sara Andrlon

  • KIDS THESE DAYS

    Adam Elmes
    Brodie James
    Lucien Xu
    Elijah Trevitt
    Harrison Bradley
    Montana Rubin
    Samara Merrick

  • Pura Vida

    Isobelle Dashwood
    Valerie Tereshchenko
    Brodie James
    Matthew Bradwell

  • ANGEL // ALIEN

    Brett Chynoweth
    Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
    Jarryd Madden
    Imogen Chapman
    Rina Nemoto
    Yuumi Yamada

  • One Person Watching

    Callum Linnane
    Coco Mathieson
    Drew Hedditch
    Joseph Romancewicz
    Larissa Kiyoto-Ward
    Dana Stephensen
    Lilla Harvey
    Mio Bayly
    Lisa Craig
    Bryce Latham
    Maxim Zenin
    Saranja Crowe
    Emma Koppelman
    Belle Urwin
    Anabelle Watt
    Hannah Sergi
    Henry Berlin

  • in time

    Karena Nanasca
    Luke Marchant
    Benedicte Bemet
    George-Murray Nightingale
    Thomas Gannon
    Aya Watanabe

  • In Ex Celsius

    Alain Juelg
    Jacob De Groot
    Yichuan Wang
    Hugo Dumapit
    Misha Barkidjija
    Jade Wood
    Grace Carroll
    Karina Arimura
    Sharni Spencer
    Sara Andrlon

  • KIDS THESE DAYS

    Adam Elmes
    Brodie James
    Lucien Xu
    Elijah Trevitt
    Harrison Bradley
    Montana Rubin
    Samara Merrick

  • Pura Vida

    Isobelle Dashwood
    Valerie Tereshchenko
    Brodie James
    Matthew Bradwell

  • ANGEL // ALIEN

    Brett Chynoweth
    Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
    Jarryd Madden
    Imogen Chapman
    Rina Nemoto
    Yuumi Yamada

  • One Person Watching

    Callum Linnane
    Coco Mathieson
    Drew Hedditch
    Joseph Romancewicz
    Larissa Kiyoto-Ward
    Dana Stephensen
    Lilla Harvey
    Mio Bayly
    Lisa Craig
    Bryce Latham
    Maxim Zenin
    Saranja Crowe
    Emma Koppelman
    Belle Urwin
    Anabelle Watt
    Hannah Sergi
    Henry Berlin

  • in time

    Karena Nanasca
    Luke Marchant
    Benedicte Bemet
    George-Murray Nightingale
    Thomas Gannon
    Aya Watanabe

  • In Ex Celsius

    Alain Juelg
    Jacob De Groot
    Yichuan Wang
    Hugo Dumapit
    Misha Barkidjija
    Jade Wood
    Grace Carroll
    Karina Arimura
    Sharni Spencer
    Sara Andrlon

  • KIDS THESE DAYS

    Adam Elmes
    Brodie James
    Lucien Xu
    Elijah Trevitt
    Harrison Bradley
    Montana Rubin
    Samara Merrick

  • Pura Vida

    Isobelle Dashwood
    Valerie Tereshchenko
    Brodie James
    Matthew Bradwell

  • ANGEL // ALIEN

    Brett Chynoweth
    Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
    Jarryd Madden
    Imogen Chapman
    Rina Nemoto
    Yuumi Yamada

  • One Person Watching

    Callum Linnane
    Coco Mathieson
    Drew Hedditch
    Joseph Romancewicz
    Larissa Kiyoto-Ward
    Dana Stephensen
    Lilla Harvey
    Mio Bayly
    Lisa Craig
    Bryce Latham
    Maxim Zenin
    Saranja Crowe
    Emma Koppelman
    Belle Urwin
    Anabelle Watt
    Hannah Sergi
    Henry Berlin

  • in time

    Karena Nanasca
    Luke Marchant
    Benedicte Bemet
    George-Murray Nightingale
    Thomas Gannon
    Aya Watanabe

  • In Ex Celsius

    Alain Juelg
    Jacob De Groot
    Yichuan Wang
    Hugo Dumapit
    Misha Barkidjija
    Jade Wood
    Grace Carroll
    Karina Arimura
    Sharni Spencer
    Sara Andrlon

  • KIDS THESE DAYS

    Adam Elmes
    Brodie James
    Lucien Xu
    Elijah Trevitt
    Harrison Bradley
    Montana Rubin
    Samara Merrick

  • Pura Vida

    Isobelle Dashwood
    Valerie Tereshchenko
    Brodie James
    Matthew Bradwell

  • ANGEL // ALIEN

    Brett Chynoweth
    Christopher Rodgers-Wilson
    Jarryd Madden
    Imogen Chapman
    Rina Nemoto
    Yuumi Yamada

  • One Person Watching

    Callum Linnane
    Coco Mathieson
    Drew Hedditch
    Joseph Romancewicz
    Larissa Kiyoto-Ward
    Dana Stephensen
    Lilla Harvey
    Mio Bayly
    Lisa Craig
    Bryce Latham
    Maxim Zenin
    Saranja Crowe
    Emma Koppelman
    Belle Urwin
    Anabelle Watt
    Hannah Sergi
    Henry Berlin

  • in time

    Karena Nanasca
    Luke Marchant
    Benedicte Bemet
    George-Murray Nightingale
    Thomas Gannon
    Aya Watanabe

  • In Ex Celsius

    Alain Juelg
    Jacob De Groot
    Yichuan Wang
    Hugo Dumapit
    Misha Barkidjija
    Jade Wood
    Grace Carroll
    Karina Arimura
    Sharni Spencer
    Sara Andrlon

  • KIDS THESE DAYS

    Adam Elmes
    Brodie James
    Lucien Xu
    Elijah Trevitt
    Harrison Bradley
    Montana Rubin
    Samara Merrick

  • Pura Vida

    Isobelle Dashwood
    Valerie Tereshchenko
    Brodie James
    Matthew Bradwell