“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