September 2018 saw the launch of Moving Into Dance’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations This season long-awaited re-staging of Artistic Director Mark Hawkins’ HOTEL, initially choreographed 7 years ago on MID. This is the culmination of a year of performances, workshops and creativeness from this prolific company.
Inspired by Apollinaire’s poem, Hotel travels to the mysterious universe we embrace when we step out of the mirrored lift, cross the magic carpet and click into the four walls that frame the theatre of infinite possibilities.
It explores the stories of different people, different purposes and the different dreams that intersect in a place where time is suspended and the memories of our other lives cling to the walls.
Hotel is the altered state where characters explore this transient freedom – writers, wanderers, executives, newly-weds… one-night stands. Their fantasies – and realities – are interspersed with the crude reality of the morning clean-up, only to indulge in the enchanted fantasies of the cleaner. Everybody has a secret life. We are vulnerable, human, naked and exposed.
Mark Hawkins’ sublime, crazy choreography, set to the music of Philip Miller, with Lighting and AV Design by Wilhelm Disbergen opens dark and delicious doors. You are invited on a journey to anxiety, desire, decadence and melancholy to a place where travellers are, for a brief moment, transformed and free.
Hotel was originally commissioned by founder, Sylvia Glasser for Moving into Dance in 2011. This return season marks the conclusion of the 40th Anniversary celebration year of Moving into Dance.
Come Check Into The Hotel!
Come Check Into have said:
“Hotel is crazy, absurd and sublime, and it was love at first step” – Gayle Edmunds, CITY PRESS
“Hawkins’ HOTEL is a dance theatre work that is a visual and aural feast” – Tammy Ballantyne, BUSINESS
“This was a crazy, rough-at-the-edges look at the love-hate relationship we have with the city” – Matthew Krouse, MAIL & GUARDIAN
“Room for emotion in this Hotel” – Robyn Sassen, SUNDAY TIMESS
“…a flamboyant and light-hearted work…” – Mary Corrigall, SUNDAY INDEPENDENT