“Brave New World: Australia 1930s” exhibition is currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Exploring the visual and creative culture of the period, in which dance was a significant player.
During August, the NGV will also hold a series of public programs to complement the exhibition, including the following dance-focused programs:
Leap into the Modern: Dance Culture in Australia from the 1930s
Sat 12 Aug, 10am–4.45pm
Explore the unique art of modern dance in Australia from its philosophies and ideologies to its defining aesthetic legacy with talks and discussions by dance and visual artists, critics and academics.
Cost $32 M / $40 A / $36 C
Venue Theatre, Ground Level, NGV Australia
Fri 11 Aug, 12pm
Sat 12 Aug, 12pm
Sun 13 Aug, 12pm & 3pm
Demon Machine (1924) is a significant work of modern dance which toured Australia for nearly two decades beginning in 1939.
Ecstatic, theatrical and sensual – experience modern dance and its transformation of movement and gesture in the twentieth century with performances of Carol Brown’s Acts of Becoming (1995) and Gertrud Bodenwieser’s Demon Machine (1924) performed by VCA Dancers.
Venue NGV Australia, Level 3 Foyer