Visual Arts Australia

Mon 01 October

Jo Lloyd & Eva Rothschild: Cutout

Presented by ACCA with Melbourne International Arts Festival


$20 | Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

In response to the solo exhibition by Eva Rothschild at ACCA, a unique performance developed by Melbourne choreographer Jo Lloyd will be performed on Mon 01 October. This major new choreographic work will explore urbanism and the tension between real and imagined histories through movement

Bringing together ten of Melbourne’s leading contemporary dancers, Lloyd will create a choreographic system based on the concept of taming a city, augmented landscapes, borrowed scenery, shared fictions and the endeavour of pilgrimage. The performers will negotiate Eva Rothschild’s sculptures choreographically, both verbally and non-verbally, in a live performance.

Lloyd’s choreographic methodology incorporates the use of set and ever-evolving parameters for the performers and herself to continually negotiate live. Her choreography examines information which resides in the body and requires the performers to fuel movement through intersecting fantasy and memory.

The concepts and themes in Eva Rothschild’s sculptural work resonate strongly with Lloyd’s practice, particularly with the ambiguity between renewal and collapse, structure and fluidity, open and closed forms.

Warning: Performance contains nudity.

CUTOUT has been commissioned by ACCA for the exhibition Eva Rothschild presented by ACCA in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival. CUTOUT is supported by the Dance Board, the Australia Council for the Arts and The SUBSTATION.

Jo Lloyd
Deanne Butterworth, Belle Frahn-Starkie, Sheridan Gerrard, Hillary Goldsmith, Rebecca Jensen, Shian Law, Claire Leske, Jo Lloyd, Harrison Richie-Jones and Thomas Woodman
Duane Morrison
Eva Rothschild in collaboration with Andrew Treloar
Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts

Image: Peter Rosetzky