Past Works


AB_TA_Response reimagines 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 shifts the design and movement language to explore a rhythm of forms that are responsive to the DanceX context.

DanceX is a new, three-part festival of dance conceived and curated by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David Hallberg. The festival also includes works from The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Karul Projects, Lucy Guerin Inc, Marrugeku, Sydney Dance Company and Queensland Ballet.

Premiere Season

Arts Centre Melbourne
29 October–1 November 2022

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AB_TA_Response is commissioned by The Australian Ballet.

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