If you were lucky enough to catch Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass with Ira Glass in Three Acts, Two Dancers and One Radio Show Host when it toured to Australia back in 2016 you’ll know why Monica Bill Barnes and Company has a reputation for taking dance to new places.

This July the company brings The Gallery Workout to Melbourne. The work will see Monica Bill Barnes and Company, and an ensemble of Australian dancers, conduct a 50 minute exercise tour through the corridors and gallery spaces of Arts Centre Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria, outside of opening hours.

Originally created for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this New York in Melbourne event reinvents the guided tour in an illicit trespass though iconic art institutions complete with squats, fist-pumping and a power pop soundtrack.

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The Gallery Workout plays Arts Centre Melbourne and NGV July 14 – August 18.

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