HYPERSPACE

James Batchelor and CollaboratorsHYPERSPACE

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From the human body to the cosmos, HYPERSPACE is an inquiry into the metrics we use to measure the deep unknowns of the universe. James Batchelor proposes a subtle study of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it.

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.

Choreographer / Performer / Concept – James Batchelor

Producer / Collaborator  – Bek Berger
Composer / Live musician – Morgan Hickinbotham
Lighting Designer - HØV (Matthew Adey)
Illustrator/Designer – Amber McCartney

Photographer: Morgan Hickinbotham


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 the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund, The Besen Family Foundation, The Keir Foundation and Michael Adena and Joanne Daly.

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Biography

James Batchelor is an award winning choreographer and dancer from Australia. His mission as an artist is to make work that inspires curiosity. To shift assumptions, widen awareness and create possibility. He strives to find ways that dance can be a conversation, collaboration and exchange with other disciplines and communities. His work is particular in how it responds to context, from conception to presentation; it strongly considers how a performance exists within a specific space and time.

James trained at the Victorian College of the Arts graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Dance) in 2012. Over the last five years he has generated an extensive body of work including commissions from Chunky Move (REDSHIFT) Dance Massive  (HYPERSPACE ) and (DEEPSPACE), Dancehouse (ISLAND), Keir Choreographic Award (METASYSTEMS, INHABITED GEOMETRIES) and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia. (SMOOTH TRANSLATION).

James’s work has been presented internationally in Paris (La Briqueterie), Riga (Homo Novous), Dusseldorf (Tanzmesse), Bristol (Arnolfini), London (Chisenhale Dance), Nottingham (Dance4), Birmingham (Birmingham International Dance Festival), Versailles (Plastique Danse Flore), Luxembourg (Casino Luxembourg / Trois CL), Bassano del Grappa (Operaestate), Chongqing (501 Artspace) and Bangkok (Creative Industries). He was a resident artist on the RV Investigator, Australia’s marine research vessel, which travelled to the sub-Antarctic Heard and McDonald islands in 2016.

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