Jo Lloyd, Deanne Butterworth, Tina Havelock Stevens and Evelyn Ida Morris
In DOUBLE DOUBLE, celebrated dancers and choreographers Deanne Butterworth and Jo Lloyd are joined by interdisciplinary artists Evelyn Ida Morris and Tina Havelock Stevens, each on drums, in an epic meeting of four performers.
The performers lap through time and space as their personas merge, separate and collide. Spontaneous compositions and formations emerge out of a physical and sonic mania, that slap against each other, with cycles of escalating and subsiding tensions, as the prepared space is dismantled and re-established.
Deanne Butterworth, Jo Lloyd, Tina Havelock Stevens and Evelyn Ida Morris have established themselves as influential experimental, solo and collaborating practitioners, pursuing their artistic forms to create stimulating performances in response to a range of contexts, locally and internationally.
DOUBLE DOUBLE was originally commissioned for the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Inside Out program curated by choreographer Phillip Adams, 2019 and subsequently presented at Liveworks 2019 and MONA FOMA 2020, produced by Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts Australia. This two hour live event will specifically respond to the new location, Collingwood College Basketball Stadium.
Choreographers: Deanne Butterworth and Jo Lloyd
Collaborators/Performers: Deanne Butterworth, Tina Havelock Stevens, Jo Lloyd, Evelyn Ida Morris
Designer: Andrew Treloar
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Deanne Butterworth is a dance artist whose choreographic, performance, and teaching practice is preoccupied with the investigation of movement and how it relates to the physical, emotional, and sonic space in which it is located. Since 1994 she has shown her work and performed in the works of other choreographers including for Next Wave Festival, Dance Massive, NGV, Joyce Theatre, Hong Kong, WestSpace, Gertrude Contemporary, Bus Projects, Art Gallery of NSW, and more. Deanne has performed in the works of many choreographers including Phillip Adams, Lucy Guerin, Maria Hassabi, Shelley Lasica, Jo Lloyd, Sandra Parker, and Eszter Salamon and in the work of visual artists Damiano Bertoli, Alicia Frankovich, Sally Smart, and Linda Tegg. She has undertaken residencies at Bundanon, Boyd Studio, Gertrude Contemporary, Temperance Hall, and at The Pavilion, Fitzroy Gardens. Recent work includes Slow Calm Drama (Dancehouse), DUELLE (re-presentation with Shelley Lasica) Still AIR (Liquid Architecture). Deanne has been nominated for multiple Green Room Awards for performance and choreography. deannebutterworth.com
Jo Lloyd is a dance artist working with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over various durations and contexts. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Jo has presented work in Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Liveworks, Mona Foma, the MCA and Dance Massive. Recent works include: Death role commissioned for the new Bundanon Art Museum, Archive the archive for the National Gallery of Australia, Bang Stop with musicians Jim White and Emmett Kelly for RISING and Handsome at The Substation 2022. Other works include: OVERTURE, Arts House 2018 and Melbourne Festival 2019 (winner of three Green Room Awards), CUTOUT at ACCA 2018, Confusion for Three (Arts House 2015 and PICA 2018). Jo has performed in the works of Choreographers Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker and Gideon Obarzanek, and collaborated with; Stephen Bram, David Rosetzky, Shian Law, Alicia Frankovich, Nicola Gunn, Speak Percussion and Liza Lim, Ranters Theatre and Back to Back Theatre. Jo is a resident artist at The Substation. jolloyd.com
Evelyn Ida Morris is a gifted composer, celebrated for their dexterity across multiple instruments and for composition that is complex and structurally adventurous. Their first feature soundtrack, for Thomas M. Wright’s Acute Misfortune, earned them an ARIA nomination in 2018. Their most recent soundtrack, for New Zealand director Michelle Savill’s Millie Lies Low, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, where the soundtrack received great acclaim. Evelyn has released more than a dozen albums, under their own name and as the experimental pop act Pikelet. They also have an extensive improvisational practice and have created works for dance and for visual artists, including Agatha Gothe-Snape, Elizabeth Newman, Sarah Rodigari and Vivienne Binns. Recent dance projects devised by Evelyn have included collaborations with Jo Lloyd, Deanne Butterworth and Shelley Lasica. Evelyn has been nominated for the Australian Music Prize four times and has won The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Experimental Musician. evelynidamorris.com
Tina Havelock Stevens is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores the ambiguities of human nature through improvisational performance, moving image, still image, sound and immersive installations. Her experience in post punk bands and as an observational documentary filmmaker collide and mix. She is known for her immersive and transcendent audio-visual installations, using her drum kit as a spontaneous compositional conduit. She collaborates with dance artists such as Jo Lloyd and other musicians in this context and as live performance exclusively. She has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at The Substation (2022), MONA FOMA, Carriageworks, Sydney Festival (2021), Yokohama Triennale Japan (2020), DARK MOFO (2016), Performance Space, The National (MCA 2019), underwater at MONA FOMA (2013) and continues to live score her large-scale film THUNDERHEAD (2022- 2016). She is the recipient of the prestigious 65th Blake Prize (2018) and the 55th Fisher Ghost Prize (2017). tinahavelockstevens.wordpress.com
Andrew Treloar is a designer working between contemporary art, dance and fashion design. From 2016-2019 he inaugurated and ran Treloarland, his own performance studio. He works extensively in costume and set design working with Lucy Guerin, Marrugeku, Dancenorth, Tasdance, Daniel Riley and Henry Jock Walker. He recently collaborated with Harrison Hall on The Venusian Slip (Melbourne Fringe 2020). He has collaborated with Jo Lloyd on many works including: Death role (Bundanon), Bang Stop (RISING 2022), Archive the archive (NGA), Handsome, That’s Her Name (KCA 2020), OVERTURE (2018 and Melbourne Festival 2019) and CUTOUT (ACCA, Melbourne Festival 2018). Andrewtreloar.wordpress.com