• Physical Fractals

    Natalie Abbott

    Image: Pia Johnson

  • Physical Fractals

    Natalie Abbott

    Image: Cathy Marshall

  • Physical Fractals

    Natalie Abbott

    Image: Pia Johnson

  • Physical Fractals

    Natalie Abbott

    Image: Cathy Marshall

Physical Fractals

Natalie Abbott

Presented by Arts House and Natalie Abbott

Hypnotic movement, whirring microphones, blinking lights, intimate encounters: Physical Fractals is an up-close, sensory experience – a dance work that consumes space and bends time.

Two bodies drop and rise, weaving repetitive movements within a circle of witnesses, building tension with changes in sight and sound. Time appears to stretch as movement becomes faster and more fluid. Space becomes tighter as sound thickens and lights flash.

Created by independent choreographer Natalie Abbott and first presented at Next Wave 2012, Physical Fractals is a brave, uncompromising dance work performed by Natalie Abbott and Rebecca Jensen. An investigation into the presence of the audience, it challenges us to notice how we view and experience performance.

Physical Fractals invites you to join the circle. Let the movement take you and shake you.


Choreographer/Director/Performer: Natalie Abbott
Collaborator/Performer: Rebecca Jensen
Live Sound Design & Manipulation: Daniel Arnott
Dramaturge: Matthew Day
Lighting Designer: Govin Ruben


Physical Fractals was developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program and supported by Arts Victoria, Arts Development Division and Footscray Community Arts Centre for presentation at Next Wave Festival 2012. This presentation is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the City of Melbourne through Arts House