You, Beauty

Producer: Chunky Move
Writer: N/A
Directed By: Antony Hamilton

A dreamlike experience inside a gently undulating inflatable with two dancers.

Synopsis

Created by Chunky Move Artistic Director, Antony Hamilton, You, Beauty  is a performance experience both cavernous and intimate, moving between hard exteriors and soft interiors.

A giant undulating inflatable is both a theatre visited by the audience and a sculptural form viewed from the outside. In a moving dialogue between two dancers, the inflatable warps and stretches the space, evoking gentle rolling clouds and fearsome tumbling oceans.

As the dancers are finally swallowed by the giant structure, they invite audience members to step inside, and be transported into a surreal other world of song, dance, enchantment and dread.

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Technical Information

Touring Party: 7
Bump-in Time: 8 hrs
Bump-out Time: 2 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

This show is designed to be inherently flexible in its arrangement. As such, provisions for tall booms and truss uprights, as well as overhead lighting positions are ideal, but can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

6 x Zoom moving wash lights such as Martin Mac Quantums

2 x ARRI SkyPanels

8 x Astera Titan tube

Audio

1 x keyboard (self-supplied)

Audio playback from Macbook via QLab, to 2 speakers in Left / Right configuration.

No microphones or live mixing.

Staging

  • Large inflatable pillow structure, to sit on flat (or slight rake) floor.
  • Inflated via two fan systems, ideally placed exterior to the performance area for noise control.
  • Audience seated end on to view from outside for first section of performance, and then view from within inflatable.
  • No fly system, orchestra, smoke/haze.
  • Requires minimum overhead height of 6m.
  • Requires minimum width / length of 13m x 20m (including audience seating area) OR 13m x 16m stage plus separate audience seating area, with ability for audience to be led onto stage halfway through performance
  • This performance contains strobe effects.

Crew Notes

  • 1 Front of House staff member required inside the pillow whilst occupied by audience.

Transport Notes

  • Full touring party and all self-supplied materials can be transported in one van and one car.
  • This work can travel by plane.

Audience & Marketing Notes

Chunky Move create bold, genre-defying contemporary dance. Over the last 28 years, the company has performed in 134 cities throughout the world and captivated over 600K+ audiences.

You, Beauty is an intimate, out-of-the-ordinary experience for lovers of performance or immersive art installations, that uses dance as its primary medium. The work is the latest in a series of performances created by choreographer, Antony Hamilton, that invite audiences to step into imaginative alternative worlds.

Selling Points

  • You, Beauty’s large inflatable transforms the space it occupies completely, immersing the audience in a visually stunning environment in which the performance unfolds. With a maximum capacity of 40 per show, this is an intimate, out-of-the-ordinary experience for lovers of performance or immersive art installations, that uses dance as its primary medium.
  • With its shorter duration (38 minutes), dreamlike setting, and whimsical (and at times humorous) performances by the two dancers, this is Chunky Move’s most accessible work for young audiences, and for those who haven’t attended contemporary dance before.
  • As Victoria’s flagship contemporary dance company, Chunky Move has a strong reputation in the state, nationally and internationally. You, Beauty’s premiere season will be presented at Melbourne’s RISING Festival in June 2024, increasing the work’s visibility prior to any regional or outer suburban touring.

Community Engagement

  • Dance workshops can be provided and tailored to various experience levels, including dance students, pre-professional and professional dancers, as well as complete beginners and young people
  • Audio Described performances and a Tactile Tour will be held as part of the premiere season, and we are happy to work with you to arrange these services for your audiences
  • It’s also possible to offer an Auslan interpreted performance, although the work has limited verbal content. We will offer an Auslan interpreted show in the premiere season and again are happy to work with you to offer this for your audience

Details

Contact

Kristina

Arnott

03 9645 5188

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Flat floor, hall, museum / gallery spaces, conference centre spaces, and large multipurpose spaces. Could be performed on the stage of Pros Arch or Black Box spaces if large enough.

Duration

38 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

01/05/2025

31/12/2026

Budget & Fees

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In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Royalties: 1%
Apra Obligations: 5 x tracks that require licensing, including some which are required to be licenced directly from publishers separate to APRA/PPCA licensing process.

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