Image above credit Kate Disher-Quill
Momentum is back in 2023, presented by Bowery Theatre and Women’s Circus 16 – 19 November.
Reimagined for inside the Bowery Theatre, tickets are now onsale at the Creative Brimbank Website.
Dates and show times:
Thursday 16 November, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
Friday 17 November, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
Saturday 18 November, 7:00pm – 8:10pm
Sunday 19 November, 2:00pm – 3:10pm
33 Princess Street, St Albans VIC 3021
d/Deaf & Disabled Community Members who live in the West: $10
Companion Cards welcome.
Momentum is an immersive audience experience – the audience will move about the space and interact differently with the performance. The show has been designed with accessibility at the forefront, so while Momentum offers a unique audience experience it is a show that welcomes everyone.
Relaxed Performance (19 November)
Language no barrier
Further access information can be found on the Bowery website, and access notes and a visual guide will be provided to all ticket holders prior to the season.
The 2023 season of Momentum is presented by Women’s Circus and Bowery Theatre. The project is supported by Creative Australia and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
A simple shift can initiate momentum, an energy, revealing connection between all of us and the power we all possess to create change.
Every one of us is on a journey that begins with us – and ends with us. Connecting, disconnecting, reconnecting; every person we meet and every place we go changes us. Momentum delves into a world of seemingly unconnected individuals and events, in a place that is governed by the unavoidable and constant cycles of time and change.
An immersive circus performance, Momentum invites the audience to take a journey, experiencing moments of connectedness, change and possibility.
This bold work is performed by the Women’s Circus Inclusive Ensemble– a team with diverse identities, perspectives and experiences who come from practices spanning circus, dance and theatre.
Co-directors Jo Dunbar and Tarn Scully have both worked for decades in theatre and circus with deep roots in the intersecting worlds of arts and disability worked with the team using collaborative art making models exemplified by Weave Movement Theatre, Back to Back, Rawcus, and the UK’s renowned Extraordinary Bodies.
Co-commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne & Metro Tunnel Creative Program.
Video: courtesy of Metro Tunnel Creative Program, credit Rat and Dragon.
Video: of the premiere season of Momentum at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Alter State Festival, credit Jeska Stephens.
This critically acclaimed public performance, two years in the making, premiered at Arts Centre Melbourne as part of Alter State Festival in 2022. Alter State is a major disability arts festival celebrating contemporary art and live performance by artists from Australia and Aotearoa (NZ).
Audiences and passersby were given a front row seat to contemporary circus performed by the ensemble who activated the surrounds and external building of the Arts Centre’s iconic building.
Wall running, globe walking, tissu slings and wheelchairs rigged from the top of walkways were brought to life through beautiful choreographed movement sequences and an accompanying soundscape designed by Sharyn Brand that audiences could listen to via headsets.
All photos above credit Kate Disher-Quill.
Behind the scenes with the ensemble devising and rehearsing in Women’s Circus training space.
All photos above credit Theresa Harrison Photography
Momentum was made possible through the generous support of our funders and partners: