Watch the next wave of ballet

bodytorque.Digital

STARTS FRIDAY 31 JULY

OVER 25 ARTISTS, COMPOSERS, FILMMAKERS AND MUSICIANS

View all works released as part of the Bodytorque.Digital program.

Bodytorque was originally conceived to uncover the creativity of The Australian Ballet’s dancers and develop their choreographic talents. This development program has been a breeding ground for our company's brightest talents including Australian legend Graeme Murphy and resident choreographers Stephen Baynes, Tim Harbour and Alice Topp.

This year, Bodytorque goes digital.

Showcasing the endurance of creativity during isolation, five up-and-coming choreographers were tasked with developing new works designed specifically for the digital space. Bodytorque.Digital combines all elements – choreography, dancers, music, and cinematography – together through digital screens and virtual rehearsals.

Bodytorque.Digital will showcase the choreographic talents of François-Eloi Lavignac, Amelia Drummond, Jill Ogai, Tim Coleman and Mason Lovegrove.

Watch the next wave of ballet and the future of movement.

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NEW GHOST

The latest work in our Bodytorque.Digital season is New Ghost, created by our dancer Mason Lovegrove and featuring real-life couple Serena Graham and Joseph Romancewicz. Shot against the old masters in National Gallery of Victoria and featuring a specially composed score by Tomas Parrish, this intimate film will remind you of everything you love about live dance.
          

Choreographer Mason Lovegrove
Dancers Serena Graham and Joseph Romancewicz
Composer Tomas Parrish, "New Ghost" 
Musicians Erica Kennedy (violin) and Melissa Chominsky (cello)
Cinematographer Brett Ludeman
         

Choreographer's Note

Who is change, who is fear? A pit in your stomach, empty lungs, shaking hands. What happens when you sit with them? Get to know them, make peace with them? 
New Ghost was created through a process of exploring and understanding. Asking questions and being patient when the answers don’t immediately appear.

- Mason Lovegrove
  

Composer's Note

We are in a time of restrictions and restraints. We either make the choice to work with or against these frameworks, and deal with the consequences. New Ghost began as a commission and a collaboration with choreographer Mason Lovegrove after discussions about our current climate.
New feelings that are reminiscent of something past. Old thoughts in new contexts. These ghosts can rise in ways we didn't realise they could; handshakes, a deserted street, a singular empty coffee mug. How do we experience these today, and how do we let them go?

- Tomas Parrish 

UPCOMING WORKS

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Work Three
Choreographer Jill Ogai
Dancer Jill Ogai
Composer Telemann, 12 Fantasies TWV 4017: Fantasia no.4: Grave and Bach: Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002: VIII. Double
Musicians Melissa Chominsky (cello) and Yi Wang (violin)

Work Four
Choreographer Tim Coleman
Dancers Jasmin Durham, Callum Linnane, Drew Hedditch, Marcus Morelli, Katherine Sonnekus, Jade Wood and Jett Ramsey
Composer Georgia Scott (new composition)
Musicians: Duncan Salton (piano), Mat Levy (percussion) and Melissa Chominsky (cello)

Work Five
Choreographer Amelia Drummond
Dancers Belle Urwin and Adam Elmes
Composer Natalie Nicolas (new composition)
Musicians Yi Wang (violin) Tom Higham (viola) and Dianne Froomes (cello)

The 2020 Bodytorque.Digital program is proudly supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation.

PAST WORKS

Capriccio
Choreographer François-Eloi Lavignac
Dancer Benedicte Bemet
Composer J.S Bach "Lament" from Cappricio in B Flat
Pianist Kylie Foster
Cinematographer Brett Ludeman

WATCH ALL BODYTORQUE.DIGITAL WORKS