James Batchelor & Collaborators

Hyperspace

Hyperspace is a 40 minute performance shown in intimate theatres and unique found spaces. It premiered in Bassano del Grappa in 2018 and was presented in Dance Massive in Melbourne 2019 before extensive touring in Europe. It was chosen as an Aerowaves Twenty work for 2019.

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. 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 (Deepspace 2016 + Redshift 2017) that grew from James' unique opportunity to be part of a scientific expedition led by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to the sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald islands in 2016.

James Batchelor and Collaborators commissioned Chloe Chignell to write an essay titled A Strange Topology that reflects on some of the ideas and wider resonances of Hyperspace in conversation with her own ideas and those of other artists/writers.

 

Creative Team

Choreographer/Performer: James Batchelor
Composer / Sound Design: Morgan Hickinbotham
Producer / Collaborator: Bek Berger
Lighting Design: Beizj Studio
Illustration Design: Amber McCartney

 

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

 

 

DATES ∴

UPCOMING

30.10.20
HYPERSPACE
@ Internationales Bonner Tanzsolofestival • Bonn, Germany

PAST

03.10.20
HYPERSPACE
@ Zawirowania Festival • Warsaw, Poland

18.09.20
HYPERSPACE
@ Lunga Vita Festival • Rome, Italy

27.11.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Kino Siska • Ljubljana, Slovenia

25.10.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Chisenhale Dance Space • London, England

19.10 - 20.10.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Tramway, Dance International Glasgow • Glasgow, Scotland

05.10.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Dance House Lemesos • Limassol, Cyprus

21.09 - 22.09.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Dansens Hus • Oslo, Norway

07.09.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Tanzplatz • Novi Sad, Serbia

03.09.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Trois CL • Luxembourg

06.07.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Dansand • Ostend, Belgium

25.06.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Korespondance • Prague, Czech Republic

14.06.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Annantalo • Helsinki, Finland

21.05 - 22.05.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Dansstationen • Malmö, Sweden

10.05 - 11.05.19
HYPERSPACE
@ New Baltic Dance • Vilnius, Lithuania

27.04.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Performa Festival • Bellinzona, Switzerland

13.04.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Théâtre de Vanves • Paris, France

06.04.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Aerowaves Spring Forward • Paris, France

20.03 - 23.03.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Dance Massive (Dancehouse) • Melbourne, Australia

07.03 - 09.03.19
HYPERSPACE
@ Canberra Theatre Centre • Canberra, Australia

29.09.18
HYPERSPACE
@ La Briqueterie • Paris, France

23.08 - 26.08.18
HYPERSPACE (WORLD PREMIERE)
@ B.motion • Bassano Del Grappa, Italy