On Dancing: Origami Refolded by Philip Adams and Nuti by Meryl Tankard

On Dancing: Origami Refolded by Philip Adams and Nuti by Meryl Tankard

Space 28
Performing Arts - Theatre

Southbank campus

Dodds Street, South Melbourne

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Faculty of Fine Arts and Music

In light of the emerging COVID-19 situation the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community. The health and wellbeing of our community is of paramount importance. Therefore, all University events have been postponed or cancelled.

The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music’s performances are an important part of our students’ learning and, in many cases, part of their curriculum and assessment. We are working to find alternative modes of delivery, such as live-streaming and recording. Our popular Lunch Hour concerts at Melba Hall, to give just one example, will continue to stream weekly whenever possible.

More information on those arrangements will be available soon. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events when possible.


Second year Dance students perform two iconic works by Australian choreographers.

Nuti, choreographed by Meryl Tankard, with visual projections by Regis Lansac and music by Colin Offord, premiered in Canberra at the National Gallery of Australia in 1990. Performed by members of the Meryl Tankard Company, Nuti was originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Civilization: Ancient Treasures from the British Museum. Drawing upon the figures of ancient Egyptian sculptures, the work is an exploration of opposite forces – light and dark, light and death, creation and destruction.

Adams’ 2006 work Origami is inspired by the ancient Japanese art of folding paper and the intricate, tactile, and intimate nature of pop-up books. The choreography becomes a landscape of origami, exploding like an orientalist fantasia.

Thursday 11 June 7:30PM
Friday 12 June 7:30PM
Saturday 13 June 2:00PM
Saturday 13 June 7:30PM

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