Miss Universal

World Premiere:
Next Move Commission
3-12 December 2015
Chunky Move Studios, Melbourne

Creative Team:
Concept, Direction & Choreography: Atlanta Eke
Sculptor: Claire Lambe
Lighting Designer: Matthew Adey – House of Vnholy, Atlanta Eke
Composer & Musician: Daniel Jenatsch
Electronic Design and Microcontroller Firmware: Morgan McWaters
Costumes: Atlanta Eke

Annabelle Balharry, Chloe Chignell, Atlanta Eke, Angela Goh

Photos by Pippa Samaya

Media response:

Miss Universal is visually arresting and conceptually provoking – an outstanding addition to Chunky Move’s Next Move initiative to support emerging choreographers.” **** The Age

Miss Universal is intense and deeply ruminating; joyous and harsh; intellect and instinct  **** The Daily Review

Miss Universal tangles and untangles complex notions of consumption, feminism, science fiction, the universe and love. The Weekly Review

One of the most exciting makers in Australia, dancer and choreographer Atlanta Eke creates an immersive performance that questions the possibility for universality within contemporary social structures.

Atlanta, joined by dancers Annabelle Balharry, Chloe Chignell and Angela Goh, will journey through a landscape of images, sculpture and transformative material created with visual artist Claire Lambe, accompanied by the captivating live music of Fountain collaborator Daniel Jenatsch. Lighting designer Matthew Adey of House of Vnholy, completes the creative team.

This is Atlanta’s second work for Chunky Move. Her first, Fountain, described as “stupendously witty and utterly unexpected” (Arts Hub), was a short work created for last year’s Next Move program It Cannot Be Stopped