Tuesday, 22 February 2022 to Saturday, 26 February 2022
Adelaide Fringe

A gripping new dance work exploring the physical effect of legal systems on the body, from lawyer-turned-choreographer Rhys Ryan. In a tightly controlled arena, driven by the pulse of a slowly accelerating metronome, three performers weave movement with metaphor to reveal the invisible laws that shape our actions.

Laws are designed to regulate behaviour. How a body responds to these pressures – either deliberately or unconsciously – is a complex phenomenon. We must constantly navigate the tension between external rules and our innermost desires. Do we resist, conform or adapt? The answer is both choreographic and political.

Timelier than ever, ‘Bodylex’ confronts audiences with a stark and provocative view of the systems we occupy and the choices we make within them.

‘Bodylex’ is supported by the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund and was first presented by Dancehouse, Melbourne in 2021 with support from Yarra City Arts and Lucy Guerin Inc.


Adults $30 Conc $25
45 mins

Choreographer: Rhys Ryan
Performers: Anika De Ruyter, Piaera Lauritz, Emma Riches
Voiceover: Zoe Boesen
Sound design: Robert Downie
Lighting design: John Collopy
Image: James Lauritz

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 - 6:00pm
Thursday, 24 February 2022 - 6:00pm
Friday, 25 February 2022 - 6:00pm
Saturday, 26 February 2022 - 6:00pm

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