Past Works


NON_TA_Response is a reimagining of components of Antony Hamilton’s 2019 major work Token Armies. In Token Armies, a movement language was constructed from the dialogue between living creatures 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.

NON_TA_Response places elements of the Token Armies universe into the public realm that separates the postmodern Denton Corker Marshall-designed Melbourne Museum building (2001) and the Italianate World Heritage Melbourne Exhibition Building (1880).

NON_TA_Response creates a point of visual interference between these two iconic buildings, considering the long passage of time that separates them in their design, construction and cultural significance. The performance continues to explore a dramaturgy around the relationship between biology and technology, and the uncanny connections and dissonances between the living and the inanimate.

Melbourne Museum Plaza
25–26 August 2023
Free – No bookings required

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This project is presented by Chunky Move as part of Now or Never in partnership with City of Melbourne.

Chunky Move are supported by Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts/Creative Australia.

Creative Team

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Costume Design: Paula Levis
Original Design and Fabrication: Creature Technology Co.
Original Concept Art: Peter Gregory
Additional Design and Fabrication: Antony Hamilton and Ashley Buchanan
Stage Manager: Natasha Noel


Tra Mi Dinh, Amber McCartney, Melissa Pham, Kyall Shanks, Michaela Tancheff, Jayden Wall


This performance contains, haze, dynamic sound and lighting and strobe effects.


This is a standing event.

This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral toilets are available.

Photography by Gianna Rizzo