Thumb: a work across the gigantic and the miniature, is inspired by by size changing themes used in movies of the 1960s and early 1970s, such as The Incredible Shrinking Man, Fantastic Voyage, Gulliver's Travels, Tom Thumb and The Land Time Forgot.
Thumb explores scale, currently working with hypnosis to extrapolate the narrative across physical and psychological dimension, drawing on cinematic, mythical and visual interpretations.
From the 1st development in June 2012. Part 2# Miniature now available to watch also: vimeo.com/55839476
Direction and Choreographer: Phillip Adams
Performed by Matthew Day, Rennie McDougall, Clair Peters, Brooke Stamp and Joanne White
Hypnotist: Samir Javed
Collaborating artist: Mikala Dwyer
Dramaturg: Maryanne Lynch
Creative consultant and oversight: Marion Potts, Artistic Director, Malthouse Theatre
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, Arts Victoria, Malthouse Theatre and Phillip Adams BalletLab. Phillip Adams BalletLab is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.