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Complexity of Belonging - World Premiere

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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
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An Extraordinary Collaboration of Dance and Theatre
Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company and Melbourne Festival present the world premiere of Complexity of Belonging.

Complexity of Belonging
A scene from Complexity of Belonging

Get your tickets early for this collaboration between two outstanding performing arts companies. Running from 6th October to 1st November at the Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, Complexity of Belonging is described as 'a daring, politically charged work from two of dance and theatre's most unflinching makers'.

Uniting the charged choreography of Chunky Move artistic director Anouk van Dijk and the text and direction of German writer and director Falk Richter, Complexity of Belonging is the product of two masters at work.

This clip gives some insight into what the directors are aiming to achieve with this production.

A powerful, darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media, Complexity of Belonging peers into the lives of nine interconnected individuals as they grapple with the question: how and where do I belong? Nationality, gender, sexuality and history collide and fragment on stage in this audacious, theatrical exposť into the daily trials of surviving in a hyper-connected, hyper-sensitive, globalised society.

From an earlier work of Chunky Move, 'Aorta'

Complexity of Belonging is a masterful take on contemporary dance and theatre, deftly integrating text, movement and music.

Tickets start from $30. Click here to book tickets online. Session times vary, so check the website for details. Note there are no Sunday sessions.

James Vu Anh Pham
Award winning Chunky Move dancer James Vu Anh Pham will perform in Complexity of Belonging, (image from the Chunky Move Facebook page)

For information to help with planning your trip to the Southbank Theatre, click here.

Note: this production contains coarse language and is recommended for audience members aged 15 plus.
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Why? An unusual collaboration between two performing arts powerhouses - Chunky Move and the MTC.
When: Various session times between 6th October and 1st November, check the website for times
Phone: (03) 8688 0800 (MTC Box Office)
Where: Southbank Theatre, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Cost: Tickets prices start from $30
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