Rewards for the Tribe

In development

Rewards for the Tribe

Rewards for the Tribe  is an ambitious collaborative dance work by leading Australian dance companies, Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre.  Playing off notions of idealism in art history, the work asks, is there such a thing as utopia by design? 

Five performers wrestle with the archetype of divine geometry expressed in Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, while interacting with subverted geometric forms in an environment that is both playful and uncompromising—whimsical set and costume designs by Jonathon Oxlade both reference and topple the idealistic forms found in Mondrian’s 20th century minimalist Colour Composition Series. As images of so-called perfection collapse, bend, and crumple in an unpredictable dance between the ensemble and pliable objects, what is revealed is the need for collaboration, creativity, and the time-honoured ritual of image making to make sense of a world that is wonky. 

A meditation on acceptance, Rewards for the Tribe is about seeing the beauty in things as they are. 

In development

April 2021, Melbourne
October/November 2021, Adelaide

Creative Team

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Sound Designer and Composer: Aviva Endean
Set and Costume Designer: Johnathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector

Performers
Jianna Georgiou, Benjamin Hancock, Michael Hodyl, Cody Lavery, Charlie Wilkins

Understudy
Zoe Gay

Creative contributor
Chris Dyke

For enquiries about production and presentation, please contact Kristina Arnott, kristina@chunkymove.com.au

Video still by James Wright

Video still by Maxx Corkindale

Video still by James Wright

Video still by James Wright