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Hutchison, Steph 2013, WORK, in Tertiary Dance Week, Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse, 9-10 November 2013.

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Performance name WORK
Creator(s) Hutchison, Steph
Year presented/published 2013
Publisher Dancehouse
Place of publication Carlton North, Vic.
Event name Tertiary Dance Week
Performance venue Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse
Performance dates 9-10 November 2013
Description of performance dance work, 50 mins., curated season, dancehouse presents
Summary Steph Hutchison's solo WORK is fuelled by an interest in pushing the body to its physical limit. A hybrid performance, interweaving dance, circus arts, improvisation, sports and theatre, WORK is inspired by the physical journey of Julie Moss. In 1982, Julie Moss competed in her first Ironman without ever completing the total distance before. What began as a lark became a struggle for survival and a test of human will. Each time she felt like quitting, she thought it was her 'ego trying to self-sabotage,' but her real self was 'that voice that said; "just keep moving forward. There is no limit." Hutchison explores the notion of dance as extreme sport and emphatically engages her body in rigorous physical practices. Her attention is to muscularity and the performance of effort, work and labour, to the point of physical exhaustion. Using circus apparatus such as tissu, rope and acrobatic mats, Steph pushes to and beyond the limits of her physical ability during the performance. In preparation for the show, she puts herself through intense bootcamp style training, classical and contemporary dance training and teaches herself new acrobatic tricks. Her aim is to push herself past exhaustion to another level.
Keyword(s) dance
practice as research
Language eng
Field of Research 190403 Dance
Socio Economic Objective 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
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Document type: Performance
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 16:19:06 EST by Steph Hutchison

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