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The Triadic Dance

United through movement and costume, a fantastical triad is formed on the reverberation of threes

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The Triadic Dance
The Triadic Dance

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20 Oct 2023, 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

West Melbourne, 33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia


Artist: Texas Nixon-Kain Artists: Niki Verrall & Cassidy McDermott Smith Design by: James Stibilj & Cosette Mangas

The dancers slip through a triad that permeates their introspection, configuration, and attire. Informed by the memory of a ballet in the century prior, the futuristic performance of the past is now just performance. In the present, we have adapted the foundation from Bauhaus designer Oskar Schlemmer’s, 'Triadisches Ballett', reworking its foundation to resonate within a contemporary perspective. In movement and thought processes grounded in the echoes of threes, a choreography unfolds to materialise a triad in physicality and atmosphere. The ethereal interplay between their costumes and corporeal form undergoes a process of transformation. No longer do these temporal adornments obstruct the sanctity of our bodies; rather, they have transcended their former role as restrictors, embracing an elevated purpose that celebrates a wealth of bodily knowledge. Each movement becomes a conduit for a wealth of embodied knowledge, as the dancers synthesise the lineage of time into a harmonious whole. The choreography unveils a narrative that speaks to the interconnectedness of movement and design, celebrating innovative encounters that have shaped our cultural landscape, whilst embracing the uncharted territory of the future.

Event Information Duration: 45 minutes Event Accessibility: Deaf or Hard of Hearing Rating: Partially Accessible, English no barrier Age suitability: PG Event warnings: Contains Sustained Bright Lights, Some Nudity, Both Sudden And Sustained Loud Noises.

Accessibility: The Blender Studios is wheelchair accessible. We are wheelchair accessible with no stairs on the premises, however our toilets are only mobility aid accessible as the doors are not wide enough to fit a full scaled wheelchair.


33-35 Dudley St, West Melbourne, Victoria, 3003

The entrance to the gallery is via the cobble stone laneway covered in street art, if this is difficult for any visitors we do have another entrance (please call ahead of time to arrange access via this entrance).

Ticket Pricing Full: $22.00 Concession: $18.00


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