From the human body to the cosmos, HYPERSPACE is an inquiry into the metrics we use to measure the deep unknowns of the universe. It proposes a study of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it. The interior and exterior landscapes of the body are deconstructed, producing a self-critique of the masculine body and its dominance in space exploration. In HYPERSPACE, the fleshy material of the body bends, stretches and is reconfigured as alien transmutation, appearing simultaneously colossal and microscopic.

HYPERSPACE is the third in a series of works from James Batchelor and his collaborators that grew from a unique opportunity to be part of a scientific expedition to study sub-Antarctic islands in 2016.

Creative Team

Choreographer/Performer: James Batchelor
Composer / Sound Design: Morgan Hickinbotham
Producer / Collaborator: Bek Berger
Lighting Designer: House of Vnholy
Illustration Designer: Amber McCartney

Upcoming Presentations

Canberra, Australia. Canberra Theatre Centre. March 7 & 9 2019.

Melbourne, Australia. Dance Massive. March 20 – 23 2019.

Paris, France. Aerowaves Spring Forward La Briqueterie. April 6 2019.

Paris, France. Artdanthé Festival. April 13 2019.

Vilnius, Lithuania. New Baltic Dance Festival. May 10. 2019

Past Presentations

Bassano del Grappa, Italy. B.Motion Festival. August 23 – 26 2018
Paris, France. Les Plateaux de la Biennale, La Briqueterie. September 29 2018

HYPERSPACE has been developed with partners Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa), Dance 4 (Nottingham) and Dancehouse (Melbourne). HYPERSPACE has been supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund, The Besen Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation and Michael Adena and Joanne Daly.

HYPERSPACE Excerpts from James Batchelor on Vimeo.