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Antony Hamilton

“IS THERE AN AUSTRALIAN CHOREOGRAPHER WITH A PHYSICAL GRAMMAR AS DISTINCTIVE AS ANTONY HAMILTON?“
John Bai­ley (Real Time, April 2012)

Antony trained in dance in Syd­ney, Perth and New York. Since 1999 he has per­formed with the Aus­tralian Dance The­atre (Garry Stew­art), Kage Phys­i­cal The­atre (Kate Den­bor­ough), Chunky Move (Gideon Obarzanek) and Lucy Guerin Inc (Lucy Guerin) exten­sively through­out Aus­tralia and overseas.

As chore­o­g­ra­pher, he has worked both in Aus­tralia and abroad cre­at­ing works for The Lyon Opera Bal­let, Chunky Move, ADT, Dan­cenorth, LINK, The Vic­to­rian Col­lege of the Arts, Stompin and Rogue. He has also cre­ated short works for ADT’s Igni­tion sea­sons and Lucy Guerin Inc’s Pieces for Small Spaces sea­sons. Inde­pen­dent works include 2008’s Blaze­blue One­line and the 2010 drive-in work Drift. In 2009 Blaze­blue One­line received two green­room awards; Set and/or cos­tume design, and Concept/Realisation.

Antony was the inau­gural recip­i­ent of both the Rus­sell Page Fel­low­ship in 2004, and the Tanja Liedtke Fel­low­ship in 2009 which included a chore­o­graphic res­i­dency at Radi­al­sys­temV, Berlin. He was also win­ner of the Green­room Award for Best Male Dancer in 2005, and the Help­mann Award for Best Male Dancer in 2009.

In 2008 Antony formed Antony Hamil­ton Projects to cre­ate con­tem­po­rary dance work informed by an inter­est in multi-disciplinary prac­tices. Com­bin­ing exper­i­men­tal move­ment, visual art, sound and video art, Antony Hamil­ton Projects cre­ates work best char­ac­terised by it’s inabil­ity to be neatly cat­e­gorised. The work bal­ances a unique visual sophis­ti­ca­tion with chore­o­graphic dar­ing, push­ing against the known laws of the the­atri­cal realm. Hamilton’s orig­i­nal and unpre­dictable chore­o­graphic voice is a dri­ving cat­a­lyst for bold experimentation.

Antony is one of three major artists working on the STRUT's Mi Casa es Su Casa in Fringeworld 2015