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PENDULUM: PRESENTED BY MELBOURNE FRINGE

From 5 to 23 October 2022, Melbourne Fringe transformed Shed 21 into the expansive world of PENDULUM, created by percussive artist sensation Matthias Schack-Arnott and globally renowned choreographer Lucy Guerin.

Tucked away inside the vaulted industrial cathedral of Docklands’ unique and beguiling Shed 21, a suite of dancers moved in sync with a field of suspended bells that hummed, glowed and tolled in this movement-driven performance installation inspired by the ebb and flow of time.

At once a timekeeper, a metronome and an instrument of divinity, a pendulum’s hypnotic swoop keeps steady beat – and as this formidable intergenerational ensemble of women danced with time, every rise and fall reveals the strength and vulnerability of the human form.