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Canadian Stage’s Spotlight Forum brings together a series of engaging artist talks, workshops and community events inspired by the innovative artists and ideas presented at its Spotlight Australia Festival.

For artists wishing to develop their crafts and audience members ready to enhance their theatre experience.

Inspired by their collaborative work MEETING (presented at Canadian Stage April 26-30), award-winning Australian choreographer Antony Hamilton and dancer/composer Alisdair Macindoe will lead a Masterclass focussed on the symbiosis between technology and dance. Discover how relentless counting robotic percussion can govern movement to extreme levels of detail and accuracy. This Masterclass pairs Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice. It will be a combined study of a self devised choreographic methodology and its sonic counterpart (in the form of automated robotic percussion instruments).

This session is open to, but not limited to, dancers, choreographers, composers, percussionists and engineers.

REGISTRATION | Deadline: April 14
Participation is free, but registration is strongly encouraged.


MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice. The two performers share space with 64 robotic percussion instruments. A relentless stream of activity unfolds, where the bodies enter states of heightened physical and mental agency, with all actions carried by the meditative pulse of the machine beat. A focused recital, MEETING composes the body, the space and the robots into a dynamic and riveting choreographic sound installation. Watch the trailer | On stage April 26-30 at Canadian Stage

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