Rutledge Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000
7PM 'til 7AM
Neon Laneway is a colourful fusion of urban art and contemporary dance that will light up the iconic Rutledge lane in a fluid blend of physical and visual street art backed by an explosive soundtrack of contemporary Australian beats.
Drawing on the Avant-garde techniques of Japanese Butoh and the site-specific tenants of promenade theatre, Neon Laneway will bring graffiti to life in a collaborative celebration of visual spectacle, somatic sculpture and iconic place.
Dance performances 8.30pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, Midnight, 2am, 4am & 6pm.
Performance Artists Alana Hoggart, Bronwen Kamasz, Jaime Dorner, Kieran Law, Lily Fish, Stephanie Osztreicher
Visual Artists Dosey, Facter, Heesco, Itch, Losop, Makatron, MIT
Sound Artist Sam McAuliffe.
Hosier Lane will become one way from 6.30pm with entry to Hosier Lane via Flinders Lane only and exit via Flinders Street.
The visual artists involved in Neon Laneway are some of Melbourne’s top urban aerosol artists. Each brings their incredible talent and own unique style of urban art to the project. With their mediums differing from free hand aerosol to intricately layered stencil art, the visual artists involved in Neon Laneway are award winning, internationally acclaimed artists.
The performance artists also come from differing backgrounds. Collectively they have trained extensively in Butoh, Physical Theatre, Circus, Suzuki Method of Actor Training, Mime, Clown, Contemporary Dance, Viewpoints, Contact Improvisation and Bodyweather. Ensemble members have trained with Sankaijuku, Batsheva Dance Company, Dairakudakan, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and Born in a Taxi. They have completed courses at Lacoq, Mayor University, Monash University, The National Theatre Drama School, QUT and Ballarat Arts Academy. Ensemble members have performed all over Australia and on international stages.
Sam, our sound artist’s musical vocabulary began developing extensively whilst he was a student at Monash University (Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours) where he specialised in Jazz, and he honed his skills during an exchange period at New York University. His scope now extends from the jazz ensemble to performing anywhere from concert halls, festivals, rock clubs, theatres, the streets, and abandoned houses.