October 8, 2012. 08:00 p.m. October 9, 2012, 05:00 p.m., 08:00, p.m. On the stage of State Theatre of Nations A Chunky Move (Australia) production of Mortal Engine
The internationally acclaimed, Mortal Engine caused a sensation when it was first presented in Melbourne in March 2009, selling out before opening night. Since then, the company's astonishing creation has toured to Mexico, Germany, Spain and the USA, going on to receive an 'Honourable Mention Hybrid Art' at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica widely regarded as the most important international award for creativity and pioneering spirit in the field of digital media. Mortal Engine will now be performed in Moscow.
Mortal Engine is a dance-video-music-laser performance using movement and sound responsive projections to portray an ever-shifting, shimmering world in which the limits of the human body are an illusion. Crackling light and staining shadows represent the most perfect or sinister of souls. Kinetic energy fluidly metamorphoses from the human figure into light image, into sound and back again. Choreography is focused on movement of unformed beings in an unfamiliar landscape searching to connect and evolve in a constant state of becoming. Veering between moments of exquisite cosmological perfection and grotesque evolutionary accidents of existence, we are driven forward by the reality of permanent change.
WARNING: this production contains partial nudity, smoke, laser and strobe lighting effects and loud volume audio.
Mortal Engine and Chunky Move are supported by the Victorian Government, through Arts Victoria and the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body