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In ANTI—GRAVITY, Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk joins forces with internationally renowned multimedia artist Ho Tzu Nyen to explore the role of clouds as ethereal influences that disturb or heighten human existence.

Using Ho Tzu Nyen’s extensive research as a provocation for a dance work, ANTI—GRAVITY confronts gravity-bound bodies with the ephemeral, ever-changing cloud. Performers transform from celestial creatures to terrestrial warriors. As the clouds swell and dissipate, bodies are caught between monolithic stillness and fleeting elevation, becoming the vessels of our own imagination.

Uniting the refined, highly physical choreography of Anouk van Dijk and the meticulous aesthetic of Ho Tzu Nyen, ANTI—GRAVITY is an immersive performance, an evocative world inhabited by six extraordinary dancers in various depths of control and abandon.

“Highly sophisticated and fascinating in its juxtaposition of bodies in space […] Sheer determination and boundless energy of this stunning cast of performers. ★★★★”

The Age (about Depth of Field, Dance Massive 2015)


Concept, Choreography & Direction Anouk van Dijk
Co-creator & Concept Ho Tzu Nyen
Visual Design Ho Tzu Nyen, Paul Jackson, Anouk van Dijk
Lighting Design Paul Jackson
Composition & Sound Design Jethro Woodward
Costume Design Harriet Oxley
Performed by James Batchelor, Marlo Benjamin, Sarah Ronnie Bruce, Tara Jade Samaya, Niharika Senapati, Luigi Vescio

ANTI—GRAVITY is supported by the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA. Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Chunky Move is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Image credits:
Key Image Photography Pippa Samaya
Image Treatment M. Giesser
Background Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Gérard Blot

Chunky MoveMalthouse TheatreDance MassiveCreative VictoriaAustralia Council for the Arts


A new work by Chunky Move Presented by Malthouse Theatre and Chunky Move in association with Asia TOPA and Dance Massive.

Date & Time:

17 – 26 March 2017

Friday 17 March, 7:30pm (Preview)
Saturday 18 March, 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Sunday 19 March, 5pm
Wednesday 22 March, 7:30pm
Thursday 23 March, 7:30pm
Friday 24 March, 7:30pm
Saturday 25 March, 3pm
Saturady 25 March, 7:30pm
Sunday 26 March, 5pm

Duration: 75 minutes

Location: Malthouse Theatre


Standard: $45
Concession*: $40
Senior: $40
Youth^: $30
3 Show Package: $38.25

*Concession: any holder of government issued concession or pension card.

^Youth: Full Student and Under 30.

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