CONTROL. CO-ORDINATE. COLLIDE. CHECKMATE.

A ritualistic battleground for two dance greats, Common Ground is a choreographic game of chess.

Ingrained rules are upturned by unexpected moves—intricate gambits, sacrifices and reactive attacks.

Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk evokes the birth of ballet in a modern milieu, as two of Australia’s most sought after dancers go move-for-move, through to the intense endgame. Tara Jade Samaya (ANTI—GRAVITY, Chunky Move) and Richard Cilli (CounterMove, Sydney Dance Company) perform a unique duel that lights the fuse on equality and betrayal.

What is common ground if not a place to collide?

"FAST, PRECISE, MIRACULOUSLY STRONG."
— The Age

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Malthouse Theatre presents a Chunky Move production as a part of Dance Massive.

Key Image: Jeff Busby
Images: Pippa Samaya

Partners

CREATED BY /

Anouk van Dijk

FOR & WITH PERFORMERS /

Richard Cilli, Tara Jade Samaya

LIGHTING DESIGN /

Paul Jackson

SET & COSTUME DESIGN /

Marg Horwell

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN /

Jethro Woodward

DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE /

Jerry Remkes

STAGE MANAGER /

Lyndie Li Wan Po

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

OPENING NIGHT 6.30pm, Wed 13 Mar

Location

Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION / 

60 minutes

WARNING /

Contains nudity