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Finalé: Dancing the House

Contact Improvisation Melbourne

‘CI Melbourne Jam at Abbotsford Convent’ (2021), Photo by Ian Ferguson.
7pm, Fri 15 December 2023

Full Price: $20
Concession/Unwaged: $15
Dancehouse Members: $10
MobTix: $10
Companion Card: FREE


Event Duration: 7pm — 9pm

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Join CI Melbourne in a whole-house dance jam with live music. Any form of dance welcome!

The event will begin with a movement warm-up lead by CI Melbourne before filtering out to an extended dance jam across the whole of Dancehouse.

Throughout the jam, participants will continue to uncover a shared improvised journey made up of the multitude of connections between dancers and musicians alike. Contact Improvisation will be an option for those who know how but any dancing will be welcome.

Musicians: Genevieve Fry, Ollie Cox, Lachlan Thompson, Moses Carr

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Contact Improvisation Melbourne a community for movers and dancers who help host events, such as Jams and Classes, to explore the practice of contact improvisation. The CI Melbourne community has existed for over 25 years, hosting a Jam every week without fail (give or take a COVID break or two).

Genevieve Fry is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Naarm. Interested in exploratory music drawing inspiration from the natural world, their soundscapes encourage an inward journey touching on deep time, memory and sense of place. In both solo and collaborative contexts across the experimental, contemporary, and improvisation scenes, Genevieve layers textures of harp, recorder, synthesizer and voice.

Oliver (Ollie) Cox is a Melbourne-based composer, drummer and improvisor, who works in the liminal spaces between sound and music. Drawing in equal measure from his background in jazz and love of experimentalism, Cox seeks to craft emotive compositions that flicker between spans of contemplative ambience to moments of frenetic sonic chaos.

Lachlan Thompson AKA Ohmi, is a saxophonist and composer/producer living in Naarm, Australia. Thompson’s unique playing and compositions have seen their music be used both in clubs and festivals in their hometown and recently overseas in Europe. Their music is also frequently used as part of art installations in England, Germany, France and America. Their unique heavily effected saxophone sound, bridges the gap between raw expression and refined improvisation and composition. Thompson is an emerging artist in the new music scene, with their playing being heard in everything from jazz to punk and electronic music.

Moses Carr is a sound designer, composer, mix engineer and multi-instrumentalist based in Naarm. His work has matriculated through the realms of theatre, street performance, film and music. Some of his eclectic influences such as West African rhythms, Balkan Piano Accordion, 70’s west coast synth psychedelia can be found within his idiosyncratic and unique sonic palette. Moses seeks to work with others to uncover new approaches and outcomes within sound and is excited by the possibilities of the journey we can embark on together.

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