PACT Centre for Emerging Artists’ Generations program returns in 2019 to premiere exciting new performance works from Big Muscles Sad Heart, and Martin del Amo in collaboration with Anton.
Emerging performance collective Big Muscles Sad Heart will bring to the stage Olympia Olympia!, a look into the dark, competitive heart of professional sport. The work examines the absurdity of ordinary bodies imitating god-like athletes and features never-before-seen contests, rituals and synchronised choreography more precise than Roger Federer’s Rolex.
Following Olympia Olympia! comes the premiere of Arena from award-winning choreographer Martin del Amo featuring performance powerhouse Anton.
In Arena, a flamboyant gossip, a laconic cleaner and a highly-strung director, battle it out in a series of interlinking stories. Combining idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling, Arena conjures a diverse cast of oddball characters and draws them into a frenzied world of make-believe.
PACT’s Generations program features work by an early career artist presented alongside a work by an established artist. Generations encourages greater dialogue between generations of artists and contextualises work by early career artists within a broader framework.
Thursday 11 July 2019 from 7pm to 9.15pm
Friday 12 July 2019 from 7pm to 9.15pm
Saturday 13 July 2019 from 7pm to 9.15pm