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James Batchelor and Collaborators: HYPERSPACE

Photo: James Batchel
Photo: James Batchel

This very physical solo from one of Australia’s most remarkable contemporary dance artists emerged from a unique opportunity to participate in a scientific expedition to the Antarctic. Aerowaves Twenty19 has recognised HYPERSPACE as one of the twenty best dance productions in Europe. 

In a contemplative performance, James Batchelor visibly expresses the endeavour to create a conversation between scientific and artistic inquiry. HYPERSPACE offers a vision of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe within and around it. The detailed choreography emphasises the delicacy and mortality of the body. James Batchelor has a strong desire to investigate and his work demands to be viewed and thought about. With minimalism on a massive to infinitesimal scale, HYPERSPACE proves that even a small movement can be virtuosic.

The Prague program of KoresponDance will be presented in Prague's Invalidovna and the entrance is free.

James Batchelor and Collaborators (AU)

James Batchelor and Collaborators are a group of independent dance artists from Australia. Choreographer James Batchelor, creative producer Bek Berger and composer Morgan Hickinbotham, who lead the group, share a unique precision and a desire to work with diverse themes. Their approach to the body is notable for its visual clarity, architectural composition and rhythmic playfulness. James Batchelor and Collaborators regularly present their work in Australia as well as Europe and have performed at many international festivals. James Batchelor is the recipient of a number of prizes.