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Post Reality Vision

'Post Reality Vision' (2019), Nana Biluš Abaffy. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti for Dancehouse.
12—16 March 2019

Sylvia Staehli Theatre

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Post Reality Vision was an experimental choreographic investigation into the reality of the body—a rapidly unfolding danse macabre unpicking the philosophical underpinnings of the aestheticised human form. The work examined the visionary body and the body as a vision, using as its inspiration the strange discovery that Michelangelo’s only known self portrait is in the form of St Bartholomew’s skin—a saint who was crucified upside down, skinned alive and beheaded. Post Reality Vision was about the confrontation of the body and all the un-reality we have built, presenting the body as proof that reality still exists.

Choreographer: Nana Biluš Abaffy
Performers: Nana Biluš Abaffy, Milo Love, Geoffrey Watson
Production Manager & Technical Designer: Meri Leeworthy

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NANA BILUŠ ABAFFY is an artist with a background in philosophy and a foreground in experimental performance and dance. She is interested in the pursuit of knowledge through embodiment and wants to know what her body is looking for. Nana believes that there is irreducible variation in the human experience and works towards establishing a space for that difference. She is the founding member of a secretive collective that performs in explicitly illicit spaces and enjoys engaging in ChoreoGraphic acts of extreme tree hugging and site specific protest dancing. In 2019, Nana was making work for the triennial Tanzkongress in Dresden, and was an Arts House CultureLAB artist in residence. In 2018 she was a finalist in the Keir Choreographic Award, made work for Santarcangelo Festival in Italy, Melbourne Festival of Live Art, Runway Experimental Art Magazine, and was invited by Brussels Kunstenfestivaldesarts to undertake the res+ref artist residency.

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