James Batchelor and Collaborators

An Evening-length Performance

15.8. | Audio Deskription & Haptic Access Tour

Duration 60 min

With “An Evening-­length Performance”, Australian choreographer James Batchelor reimagines the baroque ballroom as a place for queer encounters and expression. A new kind of social dance emerges that invites curiosity about the event space and its inherent theatricality. Sensitive, delicate and poised, the performers embody a shared vocabulary with echoes of their own personal movement histories. As doors open and layers are removed, the formality of the space shifts to allow moments of subtlety and intimacy.

  • Cast


    James Batchelor


    Jacqueline Trapp, James Batchelor, George Hampton-Wale, Giorgia Ohanesian Nardin

    Dramaturge & Producer

    Bek Berger


    Morgan Hickinbotham


    George Hapton-Wale


    Vinny Jones

    Developed with

    Natalie Abbott, Arad Inbar

    Guest Provocateurs

    Zander Porter, Dr. Dorita Hannah

  • Credits

    Co-production: December Dance / Concertgebouw Brugge, Menagerie de Verre. Supported by: the ACT Government, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH lab, City of Melbourne and private donors.

    In cooperation with Sophiensæle.

Dates of production

World Premiere

Thu 12.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Sophiensæle Festsaal

Fri 13.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Sophiensæle Festsaal

Sat 14.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Sophiensæle Festsaal

Sun 15.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00Sophiensæle Festsaal


Sophiensæle Festsaal
Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

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