Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with Adelaide Festival
Atlanta Eke’s acclaimed Body of Work (Keir Choreographic Award, 2014) sees the visceral and mechanical collide. Described as dance meets performance art, this work is both strangely familiar and radical, with its nods to science fiction and cyborg feminism. One of Australia’s most exciting new artists, Eke’s performance is commanding as she stretches the boundaries of a woman, an unfolding present and the functions of choreography, documentation and image.
“Atlanta Eke haunts the interzones between performance art and contemporary dance… very little that looks like formal dance. It is dance which feels conceptual and politically charged, but where the concepts and politics are elusive, or can only be intuitively discovered.” Andrew Fuhrman, RealTime
“The dance literally sculpts time… It’s a simple premise that opens out into dizzying and powerful complexity.” Alison Croggon, ABC Arts
GreenRoom members are also invited to participate in an exclusive workshop and talk with artist Atlanta Eke. Learn a section of Atlanta’s choreography and hear about her approach to working across dance, visual and performance art.
Artist talk and workshop with choreographer Atlanta Eke
Friday 11 March
Atlanta Eke is an Australian artist, dancer and choreographer working internationally. As well as presenting her work in theatres, through her choreographic practice Atlanta is interested in developing hybrid transitional spaces for crafting new cultural rituals.
Atlanta has performed the work of Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas at the Kaldor Public Art Project #27: 13 Rooms in Sydney, 2013. Her solo MONSTER BODY has been presented at the 2012 Next Wave Festival, 2012 SEXES Festival Performance Space Sydney, 2013 Dance Massive Festival Melbourne, MONA FOMA Festival Hobart, MDT Stockholm 2013, BACKFLIP Feminism and Humour in Contemporary Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery and the Fierce Festival in Birmingham.
In 2014 Atlanta premiered her work Fountain at Chunky Move and was the recipient of the 2014 inaugural Keir Choreographic Award for Body Of Work. Recently Atlanta has presented Body of Work at Dance House for Dance Massive; presented a new exhibition, Miss Universal, with Claire Lambe at Gertrude Contemporary, and presented Death of Affect Restaged with a Return to the Japanese Nude 2017, with collaborator Daniel Jenatsch at Underbelly Arts 2015.
Daniel Jenatsch is an Artist, Musician and Composer.
His independent Operatic works include the installation The Para-Archaeological Society, No No Gallery, Melbourne (2011); the Radio Opera The Perpetual Equinox, Mousonturm, Frankfurt (2012); the oratorio Cecus Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Art Bar (2014); and Upon Contemplating the Sunset, Underbelly Arts Festival, Sydney (2015).
Collaboratively his work with performance collective New Forms of Life has been presented in KunstenFestivalDesarts, Brussels Natural Mystery (2012), Political Therapy Athens Biennale, (2012), and Signs of Life Mousonturm, Frankfurt (2011), Plateu/Nadine (2011) and Tanzlabor, Vienna (2014). His Collaborative music/dance work Little did I know that I, ere or since, ever should speak mouthless has been presented at Tanzquartier, Vienna (2011); Ausland, Berlin (2012) and Weld, Stockholm (2012). His music dance/work with Atlanta Eke Organ was presented Liquid Architecture festial and Monash University (2014).
As a composer for contemporary dance Daniel has produced music for Jefta Van Dinther, Frederic Gies, Frank Willens, Jan Burkhardt, Irina Müller and Atlanta Eke.
As a musician, instrument designer and sound designer Daniel has worked with Jonathan Bepler, Matthew Barney, Arto Lindsay, KimSooja, Ross Manning, and Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano.
Daniel has been nominated two Green Room Award in the Category of Best Music and Sound Design for Dance for Atlanta Eke’s Fountain (Chunky Move) and for Body of Work. He is currently developing an opera called A-97 for NextWave.
Hana Miller and Jacob Perkins work together as video artists and musicians. They are founding members of the band Dear Frontier and co-founders of visual production studio RDYSTDY, based in New Zealand.
RDYSTDY works with a growing network of worldwide artists to create interdisciplinary and multimedia work. Collaborations and commissions include One Model Nation, Sherpa, Atlanta Eke, Hollie Smith, Mara TK, French for Rabbits, Dictaphone Blues, Family Cactus, Ghost Wave, The Sven Olsens, The Nudge, Spartacus R, Sherpa, Jon Lemmon, Cirque de Soleil for Michael Curry Design, VBS.TV for Vice, Positively Wellington, Wellington Regional Council, Barbarian Productions, Fitzbeck Creative, Penny Sage, Fleur Wickes.
Installation works and performances have been shown internationally at 30upstairs Gallery, Downstage Theatre, Soundstage, Balinale Film Festival, KISSS Gallery, Splore festival, Bats Theatre, AudioCinema, Dancehouse, M.A.C., and Performing Arts Forum (PAF).
They are currently artists in residence at 30upstairs for their upcoming installation AS IS, a collaboration with contemporary jeweler Lisa Walker.