104: INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE CREATIVELY MALADJUSTED
[March 2018, BalletLab, Melbourne Festival of Live Art]
CREATION/TEXT/PERFORMANCE: Nana Biluš Abaffy
PERFORMANCE: Milo Love + Geoffrey Watson
One hundred and four is a dance for three in one hundred movements. Using a book of verses to guide their decisions in real time, the performers negotiate between determined content and unknown structures, each writing and unwriting the performance from within. The work deviantly toys with conflicting states of play, trust, disobedience, violence, love and fear, manifesting a collective devotion to the task of performance and the virile pursuit of an almost touchable vision.
It is about the worship of a shoulder, and the disappearance and then reappearance of that shoulder. And then that wrist. It is about how similar the dead look to the sleeping. And about crime scene dioramas. (We believe also that it might be connected to former East Bloc fashion model Mrs Melanija née Knavs Trump, and we believe it firmly).
Light: Jai Leeworthy
Duration 60 minutes
An iteration of this work was originally commissioned by Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival. It has been supported by Melbourne Festival of Live Art; Phillip Adams BalletLab / Temperance Hall; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and Zagreb Dance Center.