247 DAYS designed by Michael Hankin opens at Malthouse

March 17th, 2013 by lizzie

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247 DAYS, set designed by Michael Hankin, opened at the Malthouse on Saturday the 16 March.  The production, choreographed by new artistic director of Chunky Move Anouk van Dijk, explores both how people are viewed and how they view their surrounds.

The Australian said of the show that “fundamental to this exploration is Michael Hankin’s ingenious set design, comprising a vast array of mirrors, fanned out in a continuous arc across the stage. Angled on multiple planes, each of the 48 panels captures a unique reflection, fragmenting the same moment into multiple realities. As the work progresses, this mirror fan opens, reshapes into pockets of reflection, and folds into sliding transverse panels, used to fan the troubled dancers into tranquillity.”

To read more about the production, click on the links below:

The Age article on 247 DAYS at Malthouse

Desktop Magazine interview with Michael about 247 DAYS

The Australian review of 247 DAYS

The Herald Sun review of 247 DAYS