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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

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Phantom Limbs meets Luke George

Hot on the trail of the season of The Memory Progressive, Phantom Limbs commissioned choreographer Luke George to create a new dance work on the young company and worked for three weeks full time at Dancehouse to create performance material and ideas. The basis of the new work is becoming your own fantasy. The outcome of the three week development was performed at 6pm at Danchouse in the Sylvia Staehli Theatre on Friday 9th April , 2010.

Choreographer: Luke George
Producers: James Welsby and Amy Macpherson
Cast: James Welsby, Amy Macpherson, Natalie Abbott, Jessie McKinlay, Estmund Mambwe