In Amplification, Australia’s foremost contemporary dance company collides fierce dancing, driving music and unsettling imagery for an exhilarating and engaging performance.
Choreographer Phillip Adams’ work pushes against human physical and mental limits with both dark humor and morbid fascination. Taking car accidents as the starting point, Amplification magnifies the moment of impact -- 1.6 seconds of frozen time -- alternating between highly charged, skidding movement and the cold, clinical atmosphere of an emergency ward. Featuring sensational dancers, live turntable composition and a lab-like visual design, Amplification refracts a world of ritual, burial, and betrayal.
Hailing from Melbourne, BalletLab is regarded as one of the most inventive experimental dance companies working in Australia today. Combining densely layered, technical dancing with installation, sound and set collaborations, Artistic Director Phillip Adams has created a significant body of work that is sophisticated, physically idiosyncratic and aesthetically unique.
A raw and powerful work...Amplification is not for the faint-hearted or the prudish.
- Jane Howard, Melbourne Herald Sun