• More or Less Concrete

    Tim Darbyshire

    Image: James Brown

  • More or Less Concrete

    Tim Darbyshire

    Image: Ponch Hawkes

  • More or Less Concrete

    Tim Darbyshire

    Image: Ponch Hawkes

  • More or Less Concrete

    Tim Darbyshire

    Image: Ponch Hawkes

More or Less Concrete

Tim Darbyshire

Presented by Arts House and Tim Darbyshire

Bodies morph between human, animal, monster, machine and the unknown in Tim Darbyshire’s synaesthetic exploration of cyclical and audible movement, More or Less Concrete. Suspended between recognisable ‘concrete’ realities and ambiguous or surrealistic states, Darbyshire’s unique choreography warps and oscillates inside a tunnel-like space where receding and ephemeral qualities contrast the harshness of the physical.

More or Less Concrete draws on diverse inspirations from musique concrète, sound theory, cinema, abstraction, swimming and tap-dance. A collaborative and experimental project, More or Less Concrete exists in a realm of constant tension and continual movement, evoking evolutionary processes through its flexing, sculptural shifts in time and space.

 


Choreographer: Tim Darbyshire
Performers: Sophia Cowen, Tim Darbyshire, Josh Mu
Sound Designer: Jem Savage
Lighting Designer: Ben (Bosco) Shaw, Bluebottle
Dramaturge/Sound theorist: Thembi Soddell
Costume Designer: Rebecca Agnew
Production Management: Bluebottle
Auspiced by: Moriarty’s Project
Consultant Producer: Alison Halit


More or Less Concrete has been developed and supported through Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (France), the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Sweet and Tender Collaborations, Victoria University: Solo Residency Program, Dancehouse: Housemate Residency, Arts Victoria, Chunky Move’s Maximised program, Lucy Guerin Inc.: Space Residency, Open Archive Residency, City of Melbourne through Arts House