In development


AB_TA_ Response is the first iteration in a series of works that will continue to reframe components of Antony Hamilton’s 2019 major work Token Armies. In Token Armies, a movement language is constructed from the dialogue between humans and material objects. Central to the choreographic research is a fascination with how tools and machines inform human movement. This involves looking at realities and fictions that consider past, present and future demands for cooperation between biological and technological systems.  AB_TA_Response isolates selected elements of the Token Armies universe and reimagines the design and movement language to explore rhythm of forms that are responsive to the DanceX context.

DanceX is a two-part festival conceived and curated by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David Hallberg. Eight companies will gather at Arts Centre Melbourne – The Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Dance Theatre, Queensland Ballet and West Australian Ballet – performing in two parts.

AB_TA_Response is one of two new work commissions by The Australian Ballet for DanceX.

Premiere Season

Postponed, stay tuned for rescheduled season. Read  message from The Australian Ballet here

September 30 – October 2, 2021
Arts Centre Melbourne

Book tickets here

Creative Team

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Costume Design: Paula Levis 
Video Design: Robin Fox
Original Design and Fabrication: Creature Technology Co 
Original Concept Art: Peter Gregory 
Additional Design and Fabrication: Antony Hamilton and Blair Hart  


Original photo by Benjamin Thompson