Dance: Confusion for Three

18 October 2018

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15 – 17 November @ PICA ·
Presented by PICA and Strut Dance ·


Unleash the confusion.

From celebrated Australian choreographer Jo Lloyd, Confusion for Three is a thrilling dance encounter with explosive physicality, live music and tour de force performances that asks us to surrender to the state of confusion for ultimate revelation.

Hypnotic tension is generated by three dancers as they negotiate a progressively unravelling system of choreography. Navigating their physical histories – from traces of folk dance to idiosyncratic body rhythms – the performers reveal a series of desperate encounters, in a destabilising flood of movement.

The question remains: can this confusion be sustained, and where does it lead us?

Post show Q&A
Friday 16 November | 8.30pm – 9.00pm FREE

Artist Biography:

Jo Lloyd is an influential Melbourne dance artist working with choreography as a social encounter, revealing behaviour over particular durations and circumstances. A dance graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, she has presented work in New York, Japan, Hong Kong and locally in Dance Massive, Next Wave, the Biennale of Sydney, Liveworks and Dark MOFO. In 2016 Jo was Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc. developing her new work OVERTURE, which was developed at Arts House through a CultureLab in 2017 before its premiere in 2018.

Recent projects include Confusion for Three (Arts House 2015), Mermermer created with Nicola Gunn for Chunky Move’s Next Move 2016 (nominated for a Helpmann and Green Room Awards), choreography for Nicola Gunn’s award winning Piece For Person And Ghetto Blaster (COIL Festival New York and Dance Massive 2017) and All Our Dreams Come True created and performed with Deanne Butterworth for BUS Projects 2016. Jo has worked with choreographers Shian Law (Personal Mythologies Next Wave 2014 and Vanishing Point Dance Massive 2017), Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Shelley Lasica, Sandra Parker, Prue Lang and Rebecca Jensen.

Warning: Nudity.  Recommended age 15 + years

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Pictured: Confusion for Three. Photo: Gregory Lorenzutt.

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