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You are invited to join a dynamic network of people who value and support the work of Phillip Adams BalletLab, and the remarkable vision of artistic director Phillip Adams. Help us to achieve our goals by providing vital support to our 2013-14 program. Enable the creation and presentation of the most exciting, idiosyncratic live art and performance work in Australia to share with audiences who want to challenge and broaden their own perspectives.

Our current priorities that need your support are:
  • Development of Thumb to enable a premiere season in 2014, a contemporary performance of size changing themes, from the gigantic to the miniature; inspired by 50s-60s films and side-tent hypnosis. Collaborating with leading visual artist Mikala Dwyer, 5 amazing dancers, Thumb will give audiences a whole new perception-shifting experience.
  • Kingdom will commence development in 2013. Kingdom responds to histories and experiences of local communities to create a performative picture of collective living and personal utopias defined by habitation/architecture, nature and sexuality. A wide-ranging development is planned from the studio (with 4 male choreographers) to the community (in partnership with the Victorian AIDS Council) towards a series of outcomes in 2014 and 2015 in Melbourne and internationally.
Phillip Adams BalletLab (PABL), is a radically innovative and award winning dance company that has secured an international reputation through 15 years of leading edge creativity. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Phillip Adams, the company works with renowned dancers, visual artists, designers, architects, couturiers and innovators in sound and light art to create singular, unforgettable contemporary collaborative artworks.

We aim to shift perceptions of what dance and art making can be. Since its inception in 1998, Phillip Adams BalletLab has toured nationally and internationally, performing at festivals and venues across the world.

Right now, we need your support at the critical stages of these two new projects. We need people that believe in our vision and ability to deliver some of the most incredible performance and live art experiences to become involved at this time, this stage and play a vital role.

Why we are seeking funds?

Our upcoming projects work across architecture, visual arts, design, music, theatre, fashion, and real-time performance. Creating cross-disciplinary performance that goes beyond dance to share with audiences who want to challenge and broaden their own perspectives.

We're working with an amazing group of artists, dancers and designers from emerging to established in 2013-15 including: Brooke Stamp, David Franzke, Mikala Dwyer, Jo White, Rennie McDougall, Luke George, Deanne Butterworth, Matthew Day, Clair Peters, Shian Law... names you may know and names you will get to know.

Through these projects, we support interns, students, emerging dancers and artists and stimulate a far wider circle of thinking and activity outside of the studio walls - effectively a platform for new thought, perspective and experiences.

With increasing competition for public support and cuts in government funding, individual advocacy and affirmation through donation is truly needed to get these projects into action.

How will the funds be used?

Your gift will go directly to support our major projects and get us into the studio. Artist salaries are our key area of expense on new work - about 60% of all costs. We employ up to 20 artists annually to work on our projects including new work developments for Thumb and Kingdom.

All donations to Phillip Adams BalletLab are fully tax-deductible and your gift will buy us some time in the studio. It is a labour-intense creative process so time in the studio is most precious.

You too can play a part in helping us shift perceptions of what dance and art-making can be.

Donate to Phillip Adams BalletLab now and help us to achieve our goals - you will witness something truly unique and enriching in the process.

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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