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József Trefeli (2017). Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.
10 November 2019

The Abbotsford Convent


This performance is presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent Open Spaces Festival (Nov 9-10). Entry fee for both days is $5. Patrons of this show will need to pay the entry fee.

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This free family workshop evolves around the themes of rhythm and ritual, producing sounds with clicks, stamps, slaps and claps to create rhythms and music with your instrument: your body.


November 1—10

From the black box to the white cube, from public parks to rock concerts and cinema scapes, this selection brings to Melbourne some of the most sophisticated, thought-provoking Geneva-based makers. These breathtaking works all interrogate complex notions of identity, shared heritage, tradition and the desire to demarcate, possess, tame or exploit the environment and the self.

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József Trefeli completed his dance studies at the VCA with a BA in Dance. His first contract with 2 Dance Plus in Perth allowed him to take dance to remote parts of Australia. Since then, Trefeli has maintained his interest to share dance with audiences of the most diverse backgrounds and cultures far and wide. Recent creations which have tourned in Australia, Africa, Central America, Europe, Middle East and Switzerland include Kabaret Galaktika 2011 and Mutant Slappers and the Planet Bang 2012 both created in collaboration with the fabulous Kylie Walters, LIFT (2013) and UP (2014) created with the magnificent Mike Winter and JINX 103 (2011) and Creature (2015) created in collaboration with Gábor Varga.

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