2014, 2012, 2011
experimental music-contemporary performance research
Project Description

Mobile performance laboratory AMPERS&ND brings together leading innovators in music, dance and physical theatre from Australia, Korea and Europe, researching new modes of artistic communication between performer and musician and inviting us to think deeply about how we physically and sonically navigate daily life.

The driving research elements behind AMPERS&ND are the transposition of traditional Korean dance and theatre (Wuturi), a highly Western syncretic approach to instrumentalisation (Elision) and the performance methodology, body listening, (not yet it’s difficult) which seeks to discover how we can sense what we can neither see nor hear. The objective is to reveal the underlying mechanics of human mobility in public and private spaces, communicating an essential part of what it is to be human through a sensorial connection to performance.

The research was conducted in Dresden, Melbourne and Chuncheon and concluded as a live performance, &:Atomic, for the Seoul International Dance Festival 2014.

Project Credits
Artistic Director

David Pledger


Lydia Teychenne

Consultant Producer

Sophie Travers


Sara Black 

Todd McDonald 

Carlee Mellow 

Tim Harvey

Artistic Director

Daryl Buckley


Aaron Cassidy


Deborah Kayser 

Séverine Ballon

Richard Haynes

Tim O’Dwyer 

Tristan Williams 

Judith Hamann

Wuturi Seoul

Claire Sung 

Choi Woongjip 

Yi Yoonsook


Gwangdeok Kim 

Sang Won Seo

Young-suk Choi

Commissioned by:

Hellerau European Centre for the Arts, Germany


Supported by the Australian Government through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Commonwealth through the Australia-Korea Foundation, which is part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; the Korea-Australia Connection Initiative a partnership of Korea Arts Management Services (KAMS) and the Australia Council for the Arts. 


Presented by City of Melbourne through Arts House, Momzit Theatre Chuncheon and Seoul International Dance Festival


Produced by NYID with Wuturi Theatre, Staff Seoul Korea and Elision Ensemble