Thousands and Open Relationships by Matthew Day 

Thousands, the first work in The Trilogy Series attempts to locate a kind of degree zero of choreography. Utilising microscopic movement, the body is approached as a site of re-membering, as an agent capable of deterritorializing the flow of space and time.

Thousands opens an associative space where the spectators are free to drift and continually re-position themselves, in relation to the work over time. The choreographic field therefore is imagined as an energetic and perceptual exchange, between all human and inhuman forces of the work.

Choreographer and Performer: Matthew Day
Dramaturgy: Martin Del Amo and Deborah Pollard
Sound Design: James Brown
Lighting Design: Matthew Day and Travis Hodgson

Open Relationships by Day proposes a series of 10 minute un-choreographed encounters between himself and a single participant to explore the movement of agency and the agency of movement.

These spontaneous movement 'conversations' are negotiated together while considering perhaps: How may we practice being open? Is it possible to follow and lead at the same time?  How do we share responsibility? What kinds of knowledge may we access through movement and touch?


Presented as part of Dance Satellite curated and produced by Britt Guy, an initiative supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Junction Arts Festival and Darwin Festival.

Thousands was commissioned by Next Wave Festival. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Maximized by Chunky Move.