Dance to the infinite. Dance to forget. An apocalyptic rave on Mount Olympus, Yung Lung is a party prophecy for the end of days. What audience? You’re just another standing, stomping punter lurking around a huge hypercolour head where divinity meets the dance floor.
Created by Antony Hamilton, one of Australia’s most thrilling choreographers, Yung Lung will pummel you with the manic physicality of arcade games like Dance Dance Revolution to the pounding soundtrack of a subterranean rave sesh, in an intense confrontation of humanity’s obsession with digital culture.
Featuring the bass-heavy soundtrack of Melbourne techno experimentalist Chiara Kickdrum, design by Callum Morton, costumes by PAM and video by Kris Moyes, dancers lay siege to the space around you, possessed by imagery drawn from the depths of the digital universe. This marks the first Sydney tour in a decade for Melbourne’s Chunky Move, and the first under its new artistic director. Audiences lucky enough to have seen Hamilton’s spectacular collaboration with the Sydney Dance Company in 2018 will know this is an experience not to be missed.
Yung Lungs rise. Yung Lungs energise. Yung Lungs dance on the graves of visionaries past, to eat all history to the end of time.
Thu 20 Jan, 8.15pm
Fri 21 Jan, 8.15pm
Sat 22 Jan, 5pm
Sat 22 Jan, 9pm
Sun 23 Jan, 2pm
Sun 23 Jan, 7pm
General Admission: $60 + fee
A transaction fee of $5.15 applies to all bookings.
Recommended for ages 18+.
Performance includes strobe effects, loud music, adult themes, haze and distressing video content.
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Performers: Madeleine Bowman, Rachel Coulson, Marni Green, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Cody Lavery, Summer Penney, Ren
Understudy: Damian Meredith
Set Design: Callum Morton
Composition/Sound Design: Chiara Kickdrum
Lighting Design: Bosco Shaw
Costume Design: P.A.M.
Video Content Creation: Kris Moyes
Video Content Assemblage: Kris Moyes and Antony Hamilton
Rehearsal Director (First Development): Melanie Lane
Yung Lung was commissioned by RISING through A Call to Artists, a program supported by Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Besen Family Foundation.
Chunky Move is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnership Program.
Yung Lung includes footage from the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
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Presented by Sydney Festival