Dance

Signature 3

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This week in Melbourne, it’s worth your while to catch the last three shows of Signature 3, a free dance performance in Southbank. Comprising the work of three upcoming dance artists as part of the Master of Dance program at the Victorian College of the Arts, this free event is running nightly for a limited season, 23-25 May. ay. Choreographer Nadine Dimitrievich has captured a sense of menace that feels utterly authentic. The second piece by Joel Fenton is a comedic game of cat-and-mouse. Chelsea Byrne’s ‘duet(s)’ – the last performance in the triptych – is a playful work delving into human connection. Read on for Martina Hoffmann’s review of Signature 3.

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Three Body Problem

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Three Body Problem is a dance piece performed by three dancers in what feels more like a Petri dish than a stage – the first tip-off as to choreographer Paul Jackson’s enduring love of science. It also sets some of the core themes for an up-close-and-personal 25 minutes of exploring bodily interrelations. Does this sound a bit intimate? It should, but not in the way that you might think.

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