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Title

Mortal Engine

Year

2008

Production: Chunky Move
Choreography: Gideon Obarzanek
Interactive System, Visuals: Frieder Weiss
Laser: Robin Fox
Music: Ben Frost
Dancers: Kristy Ayre, Sara Black, Amber Haines, Antony Hamilton, Marnie Palomares, Lee Serle, James Shannon, Adam Synnott, Charmene Yap
Costume Designer: Paula Levis

Links:

Watch Mortal Engine Video on Youtube
Video excerpts and Interviews on Dance-Tech Net with Frieder Weiss and Gideon Orbazanek
Some praising and commenting
Chunky Move website

Awards

2008 Helpmann Award, Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production
2009 Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention, Hybrid Arts

Concept

"Mortal Engine" is a full length dance piece, featuring six dancers on a steep stage, mostly kept in darkness by a computer interactive projection system. In this production by German software artist Frieder Weiss and Australian choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, projections react to the dancer's moving body, graphically illuminating and extending it.

Choreographers Notes

Engineers Notes:

Performance History:

Mortal Engine premiered at the Sydney Festival in January 2008
other performances (incomplete list)
Edingburgh International Festival, August 2008
Mexico City Festival, March 2009
Tanzhaus NRW, July 2009
BAM, New York, December 2009
Malthouse, Melbourne March 2010

Calendar
May 2015
Munich
Championship party, FC Bayern
June 2016
London
Tristan & Isolde, ENO London, with Anish Kapoor
May 2016
Eugene
Ballet with Amy Seiwert
July 2016
Huangshan
Development & Premiere "Dynamic Shanghai" with Yang Liping
Sept 2016
Berlin
Bread & Butter, Fashion Event
Oct 2016
Shanghai
Interactive Arts Festival Opening
Nov 2016
Berlin
Butterfly under glas