Established in 1999, BalletLab creates unforgettable contemporary performance that defies expectation through the artistic vision of director, Phillip Adams. With over 25 years experience as a dancer and choreographer both nationally and internationally, Adams’ work defies neat and easy categorization, scrutinising behaviour, sexuality and culture in a way that resonates with current societal concerns.
BalletLab aims to create groundbreaking contemporary dance-based works that stimulate and engage audiences, that develop choreographic practice, that propose new national and international presentation models, and also provide educational opportunities for the next generation of Australian dance artists.
Phillip Adams BalletLab brings significant artistic partners to projects in order to create original works that are proudly made in Melbourne for a global market. Since its inception, BalletLab has toured nationally and internationally, performing at festivals and venues in the USA, China, Denmark, Scotland, Germany, England, Korea, Mongolia, Romania and Bulgaria.
Phillip Adams (Artistic Director)
Having spent a decade performing and working in New York, Adams returned to Australia in 1997 and established BalletLab. Adams has been commissioned by leading national and international dance and theatre companies including The Australian Ballet, Chunky Move, Back to Back Theatre, Guangdong Modern Dance Company (China), Dance Works Rotterdam (Nederlands), City Contemporary Dance Company (Hong Kong), Tasdance, and One Extra Co. Most recently Adams was commissioned through the Australia Latin America Foundation to work with Mexican dance company, Lux Boreal, creating Lamb, which premiered in the Festival of Mexico in 2011 and is currently touring USA and Mexico.