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Phantom Limbs is an emerging dance company which was founded in 2008 by James Welsby and Amy Macpherson. The company's debut work, Concrete Solace, premiered at Holden St Theatres in the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival, then toured to QL2 Centre for Youth Dance in Canberra and to Theatre Works in St Kilda, where it won the 2009 MovingWorks Industry Selection Award, as well as the People's Choice Award. Phantom Limbs are associates of KAGE Physical Theatre and were mentored through a residency program at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Repertoire includes: Concrete Solace 30 min Breakdesta 5 min Ganzfeld Frequency 20 min The Memory Progressive 50 min Further Fantasy [Work in Progress] Theodore and the Winehouse 3 min. As well as making their own performance work, Phantom Limbs has commissioned choreographer Luke George to create a new work on the young company. Phantom Limbs are recipients of awards, funding, and commissions from: City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, Arts Act, Theatre Works, and Next Wave Festival. Email: phantomlimbsdance@gmail.com

Monday, August 17, 2009

KAGE Celebration - Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre

Amy Macpherson and James Welsby performed Phantom Limbs work Breakdesta last night on stage at Hamer Hall as part of KAGE Physical Theatre's Celebration as official company in residence 2009 at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Other performances included Gerard Van Dyck, Michelle Heaven, and Fiona Cameron in an excerpt from Apetite, and Australian singer New Buffalo performing several solo songs. An exceptional night, and an exceptional celebration of KAGE!


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