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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, October 5, 2009

Ganzfeld Frequency in the Melbourne Fringe

James Welsby and Amy Macpherson are currently performing new Phantom Limbs work Ganzfeld Frequency as part of the curated dance event Dance Miniature in the Melbourne Fringe.

Ganzfeld Frequency examines the nature of memory and the phenomenon of telepathy. Sound design is by new Phantom Limbs collaborator Keith McDougall.

Other performance pieces in Dance Miniature are created by Shian Law, Natalie Abbott, Hannah Glennie, Anna Kingston, Elenor Jane Webber, and Chiemene Steele-Prior.



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