Universal Estate


Matthew Adey (Beizj Studio)
Matthew is an artist and designer working across installation and live performance including dance, theatre and opera, festivals and events. Adey has worked several projects with artists supported by Chunky Move including Universal Estate (2019), Redshift (2017), MerMerMer (2016), Re-Make (2016) and Miss Universal (2015). Adey practices as an artist under the moniker House of Vnholy creating bold, experimental and large-scale installation works that have been presented across festivals such as Next Wave Festival, Underbelly Festival, Soft Centre Festival and annually with Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart. Beizj Studio is the primary design studio Adey formed with Andre Vanderwert in 2019 focusing on collaboration and experimentation in design with new media and technology for performance, events and activations collaborating with artists such as Antony Hamilton, Maxine Doyle, Phillip Adams Balletlab, Atlanta Eke, James Batchelor, Luke George and Melanie Lane.

Antony Hamilton
Antony was appointed Artistic Director and co-CEO of Chunky Move in early 2019, and his connection to the company goes back more than 17 years. His acclaimed works involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design, and are contextually underpinned by an examination of a body that is at once primitive, contemporary and future bound. Antony has been the recipient of prestigious fellowships from Bangarra Dance Theatre (the Russell Page Fellowship), the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Sidney Myer Foundation. In 2013, he was Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc and in 2014 was guest dance curator at The National Gallery of Victoria. He was also the inaugural International Resident Artist at Dancemakers Toronto from 2016 to 2018. Antony has received four Helpmann Award nominations, winning for Black Project 1 & 2 and Forever and Ever (Sydney Dance Co.). He has won numerous Green Room Awards and also received a New York Performing Arts Award ‘Bessie’ for Outstanding Production for MEETING. In 2019 he created Token Armies, his first major work for Chunky Move as Artistic Director. Antony’s independent works include Blazeblue Oneline (2008), Drift (2010), Black Project 1 (2012), Black Project 2 (2013), MEETING (2015), NYX (2015) and Number of the Machine (2017). Major commissions include Forever & Ever(Sydney Dance Company, 2018), Natural Orders (Dancemakers Toronto, 2017), Crazy Times (Sydney Dance Company, 2017), Sentinel (Skånes Dansteater, 2016), Keep Everything (Chunky Move 2012), RGB (ADT 2010), Black Project 3 (Lyon Opera Ballet, 2010) and I Like This (co-directed by Byron Perry for Chunky Move 2008).

Cody Lavery
Cody studied at Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional Year in 2016 & 2017, under the guidance of Linda Gamblin and Shane Carroll. In 2018, Cody worked on a restaging of Merce Cunningham’s Travelogueat the New York City Centre. She also began developing Sara Black’s Double Beat as part of Dirty Feet’s Out of the Studio and Antony Hamilton’s Universal Estate, which premiered at Dance Massive in 2019. Cody then began collaborating with Tasdance on an interactive dance work Trolls, directed by Adam Wheeler. Later throughout 2019, she worked with Chunky Move in collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre and Candoco Dance Company to develop a new work for Coventry City of Culture 2021. In June, Cody restaged Antony Hamilton’s Universal Estate as part of Dark Mofo 2019. Later throughout 2019, she worked with Chunky Move on Token Armies in association with Creature Technology Co. as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. At the end of the year, Cody worked on a development with Cass Mortimer Eipper and Charmene Yap. In February 2020, she worked with Byström Källblad on City Horses as part of Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance.

Paula Levis
Paula is a Melbourne based costume designer. She has previously designed costumes for Antony Hamilton on his works Token ArmiesForever and EverMeetingSentinalBlack Project 2 & 3NYX,Keep EverythingDriftRGBBlazeblue Oneline and I Like This. Paula has also designed costumes for choreographers Gideon Obarzanek (Two Faced BastardMortal EngineGLOWSingularityI Want to Dance Better at Parties), Lucy Guerin (Human Interest StoryCorridorStructure & SadnessAether), Stephanie Lake (Skeleton TreeReplica) and Melanie Lane (Re-make and Personal Effigies). She has worked with companies Lyon Opera Ballet, Melbourne Theatre Company, Skånes Dansteater, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Victorian Opera, KAGE, Danceworks, Dancehouse, TasDance, DanceNorth, Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre and La Mama.

Alisdair Macindoe
Alisdair is an Australian dancer, sound designer and choreographer. His experience in these fields has taken his work to many countries world-wide, earning critical acclaim in the media and receiving local and international awards including five Greenroom awards, a Helpmann, and a New York Bessie. Alisdair has performed in several Chunky Move productions including Black MarrowConnectedAssemblyTwo Faced Bastard, AortaKeep Everything, and I Like This. He has also collaborated as a sound and technology designer for chunky move works It Sounds SillyPrincessNether, and Universal Estate. Other notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy GuerinAntony Hamilton Projects, Stephanie Lake and DanceNorth, and his work as a sound designer for Antony Hamilton Projects, STOMPIN and DanceNorth. His choreographic work includes commissions for DanceNorthLucy GuerinNext WavePerformance Space, and STOMPIN.

Kyall Shanks
Kyall received his BFA from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015, as well as a creative scholarship and the Orloff Family Trust Award for Most Outstanding Dancer. Since graduation he has worked for Arts Centre Melbourne, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Liquidskin Dance Company, Opera Australia, and has performed in Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Sweden. Kyall works as Associate Director to the pre-professional youth dance company Yellow Wheel and teaches for various schools and organisations around Melbourne, also having taught interstate and internationally. In 2019 he worked with Antony Hamilton and Chunky Move for Universal Estate (Dance Massive & Dark Mofo) and Token Armies (Melbourne Festival). Kyall was also part of the artistic team that delivered SIMULCAST for Dance Massive 2019. He is currently Artistic Director at Yellow Wheel.

Bosco Shaw
Bosco works primarily as a Lighting and Set Designer.  His interest is in work that involves bodies and movement, how light feeds and influences the performing space and collaborations that propose alternate light sources and means. In 2016 he co-founded ADDITIVE, a collaborative lighting design company.   He is also the recipient of 3 Green Room awards for visual design. Projects include; Antony Hamilton – Meeting. Tim Darbyshire – Stampede the Stampede. Dance North – Attractor. Chunky Move – It Cannot Be StoppedToken Armies. Matthew Sleeth – A Drone Opera. Stephanie Lake – Double Blind, Replica, Colossus. Luke George – Erotic Dance. Chamber Made Opera – Permission to Speak, Between 8 and 9,  Asia TOPA – XO State, Nick Power – Between Tiny Cities, Mel Lane – Nightdance, Mona Foma – Faux Mo 2018/2019/2020, Dark Mofo – Night Mass 2018, Alex Harrison/Paea Leach – The Difficult Comedown.