Spring Forward

Hyperspace & Jumpcore - Spring Forward 2019

MAC de Créteil (Piscine)
Saturday 6 April, 2019 | 12:45pm–1:50pm


Hyperspace & Jumpcore - Spring Forward 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. 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.

Aerowaves artist profile: James Batchelor and Collaborators — HYPERSPACE


Hyperspace & Jumpcore - Spring Forward 2019

Jumpcore takes its inspiration from Fred Herko, a cult American dancer known for his suicidal performance in which he jumped out from an apartment to Mozart’s “Coronation Mass”. Every ballet dancer has the impression that he can fly, and hovering in the air he does fly indeed, though only for a moment.

Paweł Sakowicz’s performance is a variation on the theme of jumping, ranging from ballet to rave, and how to turn the body into an energetic machine.

Choreography and performance: Paweł Sakowicz
Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka
Music: Indecorum
Costumes: Doom 3k
Lights: Jędrzej Jęcikowski
Production: MAAT Festival with the support from Scena Tańca Studio and the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
Piece from the collection of the Zachęta – National Gallery of Art

Aerowaves artist profile: Paweł Sakowicz — Jumpcore