Briar Adams – dancer, choreographer and creative producer – has worked in Australia and the UK for the last 15 years. In 2012, Adams created Hack Ballet contemporary dance company. Since then Adams has lead the company to create touching performances, and enriching educational experiences, for diverse audiences, engaging artistically with some of the central issues affecting our society,
This year, the Hack Ballet team of international artists are planning our biggest project to date. We have created two, 60 minute shows to perform at small theatre venues, starting with 21 shows at Edinburgh Fringe: a beautiful, intense, emotional contemporary ballet triptych “Elicitations”, and a cheeky, satirical cabaret ballet “Full Throttle”.
These works engage with hard hitting issues – e.g. the effect of PTSD, and the controversial #metoo movement – using gorgeous dance movement, humour and thought provoking drama as the expressive language we use to to connect meaningfully with our audience’s deepest fears and desires.
Our 2018-19 Season kicks off with 21 performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and we are pitching venues, schools and organisations to produce spinoff workshops and performances in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide from Oct 18 – Jan 19.
Our work touches on deeply human experiences of love, loss, identity, and belonging. Working with an international community of artists, we create connections across borders to share the stories that resonate most meaningfully.
Our collective feeds creativity in the artists we work with, allowing independent research and creative control of our work.
Contemporary ballet is on trend in the 21st century, celebrating the best of traditional techniques informed by feminism, women’s equality, gender fluidity, and the broadening scientific and philosophical knowledge of the human body and mind.
Hack Ballet’s art explores current lived experiences, bringing a fresh approach to issues that deeply affect us all.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with more people through doing this project, and build international relationships with artists, audiences, supporters and existing organisations. We need your help to ensure the project is a success: to spread the word, make some noise, and get our message out to as many people as possible.
We know you care about the future of the arts, creating engaging and relevant work for all audiences, treating artists fairly and supporting innovative projects that imagine our future as a creative and open society differently.
We love collaborating and sharing best practice to give everyone a chance to contribute creatively, and we look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you, starting right now!