Carriageworks to present Australian première of Olivier Dubois’ Tragédie

French choreographer Olivier Dubois’ Tragédie will be performed for two nights at Sydney’s Carriageworks in early September.

Described by Dubois as “an exploration of the gulf between merely being human and embracing our full humanity“, Tragédie is inspired by Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy, and concludes a trilogy centred on themes of resistance and insurrection.

A minimalistic dance piece featuring the Ballet du Nord, now led by Dubois, Tragédie features a group of nude dancers performing a series of repetitive movements, set to a pounding bass soundtrack.

Dubois says: “It was my intention for the audience to experience a blinding, dazzling […] deafening humanity. No more distinguishing of bodies so that archaic impulses crop up from these masses in movement.”

The performances will mark the first time Dubois’ work has been performed in Australia.

Olivier Dubois’ Tragédie will be presented at Carriageworks for two performances only, on Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd. For full event and ticketing details, please see the Carriageworks website.

The performance contains nudity and is not recommended for patrons under 16.


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