CHAMPIONS - Sydney Festival
A relatively shadowless production made in the gleam of professional sport training choreographed by Martin del Amo, Champions for Sydney Festival 2017 was a physical display of hypnotic, methodical pattern sequencing and the spectatorship of this repetition to the ends of physical exhaustion. Working with twelve of NSW's best independent female dancers, there was a wholistic experimentation with the choreography of sport and its core strategies shared with dance. The video projection displays a mediation and heroicism of the sports star/elite dancer whilst Del Amo's choreography studies, circumvents and implements a permutative and randomising structure which moments later collapses into improvisation.
Sydney Festival, Carriageworks (Bay 17), 16-21st January 2017