SIMULCAST is a study in simplicity. Young, old, trained and untrained dancers work together to create this murmuration, taking place in Melbourne at Birrarung Marr. Created and produced by Chunky Move in association with Tasdance and Yellow Wheel, SIMULCAST is a solo for celebrated Australian dancer James O’Hara, supported by a local cast of 400.
A reflection on the fact that we are all part of something bigger and increasingly removed from a sense of human connectedness SIMULCAST brings us back. It is a contradiction. It is about the single and the multiple, minimalism and spectacle. Visually beautiful and aesthetically satisfying, solo movements trigger mass cannons, ricochets and swarms. Amidst moments of unity and discord we must listen to one another and respond. Watch as one moving body multiplies into hundreds.
Presented by Chunky Move and Dance Massive
Concept & Direction: Alice Lee Holland
Choreography: Alice Lee Holland & James O’Hara, supported by Adam Wheeler and Sofie Burgoyne (Tasdance) & Joshua Lowe and Kyall Shanks (Yellow Wheel)
Soloist: James O’Hara
Music: Kelly Ryall