It’s a Jungle Out There

18 - 20 March

In his new solo show, choreographer and performer Martin del Amo explores the modern city as an ever-changing organism. Darkly funny and often surreal, the work distils the complexity of the urban experience into a multi-layered performance made of dance, story telling and electronic sound design.

Inspired by a quote from US author Tom Wolfe who once called the modern city ‘a billion-footed beast’ – wild, bizarre and unpredictable – It’s a Jungle Out There contrasts the rigidity of urban architecture and the formality of the street grid with the vibrancy and chaos that pulsates within it.

The work is set to an experimental electronic sound score composed and played live by sound artist Gail Priest.

  • Artist
  • Martin del Amo
  • ‘Emerging from this performance I am close to wordless… the sensation is dreamlike, but not fuzzy. This dream is ripe with observational truth, clarities born of flesh, rhythm and atmosphere.’ – Realtime Magazine

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Dates & Times

    Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 March, 2010

  • Tickets

    Standard $30
    Art Addicts $25
    Concession $20

  • Duration

    60 minutes

  • Artist Talk

    Friday 19 March