Tuesday, October 8, 2013

STAMPEDE THE STAMPEDE: CultureLAB Development


Stampede the Stampede analyses turbulent dynamics through choreography between body, machine, light and sound installation. The project references themes of violence, catastrophe, war, orgasm, crash, cyclone, storm, earthquake, bomb and other forms of ‘turbulence’. The project involves the study of cause and effect phenomenon through installations between kinetic machines, apparatus and human movement. As well as highlighting the references above as prompts in which to reflect on the ferociousness of world events, we are also questioning theatrical constructions of suspense and surprise as an artistic meta-discourse in itself.

The development was funded by City of Melbourne/Arts House and Arts Victoria.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Collaboration with MATTHEW DAY

I have started working as a performer and collaborator on Matthew Day's new project MASS (Working Title). The project is an extension and departure on Day's Trilogy solo series and his first work in the form of a duet. Collaborators include James Brown (sound), Travis Hodgson (lighting), Martin Del Amo (dramaturgy), Helen Grogan (curation) and the first development has been supported by Dancehouse.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ASIALINK RESIDENCY in China

I recently undertook a 3 month Asialink Residency in China.

The purpose of this residency was to foster a professional and personal development period. The aims of the residency was to explore sensational extremes through phenomenon such as pain, spiritual connectivity, physical endurance and environmental traumas. This would involved three main areas of research:

1. Chinese Performance Art
2. Turbulence in China
3. Chinese Martial Arts



Interview on REALTIME TV

http://vimeo.com/62480630

Friday, June 8, 2012

Image courtesy of Ponch Hawkes

STAMPEDE THE STAMPEDE


A sustained impact
A combusted individual
A corrosion of posture
A fragile assault

A meditation on rage
A hypnotic attack
A rhythmic escape
A chaser being chased
A lyrical hoard  
A turbulent ballet

NEW WORK: STAMPEDE THE STAMPEDE


Whilst still living in the memory of the premier season of More or Less Concrete, I am very glad to have received project funding from Australia Council for the Arts to develop a new work Stampede the Stampede... I now commence a research period and seek external influences before getting into the studio and composing some fresh chaos... 
Image courtesy of James Brown

MORE OR LESS CONCRETE

More or Less Concrete questions how the body creates audible movement and how it remembers and re-appropriates these audible movements in newfound interactive environments. The analytical nature of the work serves to create an introverted and contained body – one that observes itself, whilst at the same time passing through cyclical patterns, transcending thought and embodying meditative states. The body is abstracted as it transforms between human, animal, monster, machine and ‘other’. The choreography oscillates and suspends between recognisable ‘concrete’ realities and ambiguous or surrealistic states. This concept is further enhanced through the colour blue, which permeates the work. Blue creates space where receding and ephemeral qualities contrast the concrete harshness of physical elements. 
Image courtesy of James Brown
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Choreographer/Director: Tim Dårbyshire
Performers: Sophia Cowen, Tim Dårbyshire and Matthew Day
Sound Designer: Jem Savage 
Original Sound Design Concept: Myles Mumford
Lighting and Set Designer: Ben (Bosco) Shaw for Bluebottle
Dramaturg/Sound theorist: Thembi Soddell
Costume Designer: Rebecca Agnew

More or Less Concrete was presented at Arts House in April 2012. The project has been developed and supported through Centre Nationale de Danse Contemporaine (France), Sweet and Tender Collaborations, Victoria University, Dancehouse, Arts Victoria, Chunky Move’s Maximised program, Lucy Guerin Inc., Open Archive, Arts House and City of Melbourne.
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INTERVIEWS: MORE OR LESS CONCRETE

Talking Pointes:
http://talkingpointes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/talking-pointes-profile-tim-darbyshire.html

3CR (DIY Arts Show):
http://podcast.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2012-04-12-25953.mp3

Image courtesy of James Brown

REVIEWS: MORE OR LESS CONCRETE

REAL TIME ARTS MAGAZINE (Keith Galasch):
http://www.realtimearts.net/feature/Dance_Massive_2013/11035

REAL TIME ARTS MAGAZINE (Varia Karipoff):
http://www.realtimearts.net/article/109/10669 

REAL TIME ARTS MAGAZINE (Carl Nilsson-Polias):
http://www.realtimearts.net/feature/Dance_Massive_2013/11026

THEATRE BURGER WORDPRESS:
http://theatreburger.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/more-or-less-concrete-tim-darbyshire-arts-house/

THE AGE:
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/dance/more-or-less-concrete-20120419-1x9ux.html

STAGE WHISPERS:
http://www.stagewhispers.com.au/reviews/more-or-less-concrete

AUSSIE THEATRE:
http://aussietheatre.com.au/reviews/more-or-less-concrete/ 

Image courtesy of Ponch Hawkes





Tuesday, February 8, 2011

FLUSH

Considerations: balloons, (holding) breath, (running out of) breath, levitation, sky-diving, deep-sea diving, tumbleweeds, (caught in) heavy winds, cyclones, semantics, lungs, tunnels and (air)-pipes, echo, echo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

BUCKETS AND OTHER THINGS


This is a solo score performed by a man and several buckets. It is one part of a series of ongoing experiments with movement and everyday materials. I have become interested in the physics of moving weight, the sounds within the container and against surfaces. The body transforms through obscure figures when preoccupied with listening.

about CYCLES AND REPETITION
about OBSCURE FIGURE/S
about STOPPING
about GOING
about LISTENING
about INVENTING
about DISTORTION OF THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
about PLAYING WITH ORDINARY THINGS AND SITUATIONS
about TRANCE AND MEDITATION
about REFLECTION
about THE WORKER
about MONOTONY
It is SAD
It is SILLY

This work was commissioned by La Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, Dansens Hus in Oslo and Dancehouse in Melbourne.

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BOOTS AND BREATH: A collaboration with Portugese creator Antonio Júlio


Boots and Breath (Directed by Antonio Julio) is a solo performance, which questions the viewer’s experience of duration. The performer (myself) moves in suspension between a vast empty space and a mountain-like object. His desires to do are suppressed by the thickness and monotony of time and the infinite stretch of an empty space.

This work was commissioned by Companhia Instável, Teatro Municipal de Faro, and Festival Trama de Porto.