Muscle Mouth has been invited to take our new show Triumphs and
Other Alternatives to Performance Space's Liveworks Festival of
Experimental Art at Carriageworks, Sydney.
Right now is an incredibly exciting time for us. Muscle Mouth is
beginning to take flight. We invite you to join us as we embark on
this new and exciting journey!
Ross McCormack, known for his acclaimed dance career with
Belgium's Les Ballets C de la B, directs and stars in Triumphs,
performing alongside Emily Adams and James Vu Anh Pham. After
standing ovations in Wellington and incredible reviews, Triumphs is
about to hit the road.
This will be our first presentation overseas. We're excited that
it's at such a fantastic experimental festival with a show we are
so proud of. We're taking the first steps on what we know will be
hugely rewarding journey for Muscle Mouth but we need your help to
get there! The $4,000 we hope to raise represents 40% of our travel
and accommodation costs. With your contribution we'll be heading
over to Sydney to showcase our latest new work on the international
Liveworks Festival has a focus on artists working at the
experimental edge of their art forms, which is a perfect
environment for Muscle Mouth. Triumphs collides sculpture with
gutsy performance to create a visceral new style of visual dance
theatre. We're also excited to be offering an exclusive
choreographic workshop with Ross McCormack in Sydney and
contributing to a 'guided meditation' on the show - a first for
Muscle Mouth began two years ago when we were commissioned to
create 'AGE' for the 2014 New Zealand Festival. Since then we've
created four new works that have taken place in both theatres and
galleries (thanks Enjoy Gallery!). Before we go to Sydney, Triumphs
will have just one performance at Auckland's Tempo Dance
Thank you, we look forward to sending you updates from
Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Triumphs and Other Alternatives
Ross McCormack, Emily Adams, James Vu Anh Pham, Natasha
James, Jason Wright, Owen McCarthy, Victoria Colombus, Melanie
Triumphs was a hit in Auckand!
33 MONTHS AGO
We had a fantastic time performing Triumphs at Q Theatre last night as part of Tempo Dance Festival. Auckland audiences came out in droves to support the work. We sold out and got standing ovations. Amazing!
Triumphs is in a great place to fly to Sydney. We can't wait to share this work with new Australian audiences. A HUGE thank you to all our new donors who've come on board and joined the project, and to those who came on early and backed us from the start. THANK YOU to all of you!
Click here for thank you from Ross and the Muscle Mouth team.
Behind the Scenes
33 MONTHS AGO
We've been on an incredible journey with this show. Here's a
video of us all in rehearsals creating Triumphs and Other
Alternatives earlier this year. Enjoy!
Back in the studio
33 MONTHS AGO
Thank you to our new donors who've come on board to help fly Triumphs to Sydney. Your support is fantastic!
The new walls for our touring set are done and dusted and ready for freighting. Now we're back in the dance studio getting the show back into top shape. There's a lot of skipping to get fit going on, and a lot of incredible dancing. Here's Ross, Jimi and Emily rehearsing and rediscovering the magic of this beautiful show. We can't wait to get it on the road - thank you again for helping us do just that!
We're under way!
33 MONTHS AGO
Thank you so much to you wonderful people who have donated already! We're getting ready to take Triumphs and Other Alternatives to Sydney and your support means so much to us. THANK YOU.
We spent the weekend building and painting new walls for our travelling set. The walls look impressive when standing up and then pack down into a tiny bag - perfect for the plane. Our Production Manager flew straight from the Brisbane Festival to our workshop to get things underway - thanks Tash!
Thank you again for donating to our campaign. We really appreciate it.