From a long-standing and critically lauded collaboration comes a daring, politically charged work from two of dance and theatre’s most unflinching makers.
Uniting the charged choreography and direction of Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk and the text and direction of Falk Richter, Complexity of Belonging is the product of two masters at work.
A powerful, darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media, Complexity of Belonging peers into the lives of nine interconnected individuals as they grapple with the question: how and where do I belong? Nationality, gender, sexuality and history collide and fragment on stage in this audacious, theatrical exposé into the daily trials of surviving in a hyper-connected, hyper-sensitive, globalised society.
Complexity of Belonging is a masterful take on contemporary theatre, seamlessly integrating text, movement and music to create a work of theatre that is in and of its time.
World Premiere Season:
6 – 25 October 2014
A co-production between Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillot.
Behind the Scenes: meet the directors
Behind the Scenes: set design
Concept, Choreography & Direction: Anouk van Dijk and Falk Richter
Text: Falk Richter
Set Design: Robert Cousins
Costume Design: Mel Page
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
Composition: Malte Beckenbach
Dramaturgs: Nils Haarmann and Daniel Schlusser
Assistant Director: Gary Abrahams
Choreographic Secondment: Niharika Senapati
Joel Bray, Lauren Langlois, Alya Manzart, Eloise Mignon, James Vu Anh Pham, Stephen Phillips, Josh Price, Tara Jade Samaya and Karen Sibbing.
Complexity of Belonging has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc, Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival and Brisbane Festival.
Video Production: n-o-n.com.au