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Token Armies

Dance Meat Market , North Melbourne Sunday October 20 2019
Token Armies Melbourne Festival 2019 supplied
Photograph: Dian McLeod
Token Armies Melbourne Festival 2019 supplied
Photograph: Dian McLeod

Time Out says

Our flagship contemporary dance company enters a new era with this provocative Melbourne Festival show

Melbourne’s Chunky Move has a massive reputation in the contemporary dance world, forged first by its founding director Gideon Obarzanek (who is actually co-directing the new iteration of Melbourne Festival next year) and then its latest director Anouk Van Dijk. Now Antony Hamilton is taking over the reins of the company, and will premiere his first work as artistic director at this year’s Melbourne Festival.

We can pretty safely guarantee Token Armies won’t be like any dance work you’ve seen before. Set in an immersive environment, the futuristic work sees 23 dancers interact with various lifeforms and machines that move and seem to breathe. At the centre of the performance is a massive moving sculpture created by Creature Technology Co, the company behind the larger-than-life puppets in King Kong and Walking with Dinosaurs.


Venue name: Meat Market
Address: 5 Blackwood St
North Melbourne
Price: $59

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