James Batchelor returns following the success of DEEPSPACE in 2018. HYPERSPACE proposes a study of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it. The interior and exterior landscapes of the body are deconstructed, producing a self-critique of the masculine body and its dominance in space exploration. In HYPERSPACE, the fleshy material of the body bends, stretches and is reconfigured as alien transmutation, appearing simultaneously colossal and microscopic.
HYPERSPACE is the third in a series of works from James Batchelor and his collaborators that grew from a unique opportunity to be part of a scientific expedition to study sub-Antarctic islands in 2016.
Choreographer / Performer– James Batchelor
Composer / Sound Designer – Morgan Hickinbotham
Collaborator / Producer – Bek Berger
Lighting Designer – Beizj Studio
Illustrator/Designer – Amber McCartney
HYPERSPACE has been developed with partners Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa), Dance 4 (Nottingham), Canberra Theatre Center and Dancehouse (Melbourne). HYPERSPACE has been supported by the Australian Government has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund, The Besen Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation and Michael Adena and Joanne Daly.
Image by Ian Douglas.
Part of our series of London premieres, championing radical performance work by CDS Members and international guests, in our venue and beyond.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
James Batchelor and Collaborators are a team of independent dance artists from Australia. Led by Choreographer James Batchelor, Creative Producer Bek Berger, Composer Morgan Hickinbotham and guests, the team brings together a unique precision of practice and friendship that allows for inspired movement through a variety of contexts. Their body of work, including DEEPSPACE (Dance Massive 2017) and REDSHIFT (Chunky Move, Next Move Commission 2017) is known for its visual clarity, architectural composition and rhythmic playfulness. With a commitment to slowness and sensitivity, movement is hypnotically focused and detailed, drawing audiences into contemplative and imaginative realms. Their latest creation HYPERSPACE (Aerowaves Twenty19) is the culmination of two years of practice together and will tour Australia and Europe in 2019/2020.