The Drill Hall Project

The Drill Hall Project is concerned with the formulation of new discourses in and around the intersections of spatial practice/architecture, dance/choreography, and sound/music composition. The dynamics that govern the works include the development of an intrinsic language of the physical body, an encounter with a specific site – its corporeality, materiality and temporality, and how the particularity of place motivates and activates ideas and bodies.  

 Photograph Dave Meagher

Photograph Dave Meagher

The Drill Hall Project is a site-specific performance for dance and brass quartet 
that responds to the magnificent Art Deco Drill Hall in Melbourne. Artistic director Jude Walton re-imagines this vast space as a complex multilayered performance, a temporal unfolding of its past lives. This unique collaboration between bodies, building and sound activates and re- energises the Drill Hall through an embodied re-reading and re-imagining of the site. It explores its original role as the headquarters for the Royal Melbourne Regiment 6th Battalion, the architecture of the 1937 building, and its current use as a multicultural community space in the City of Melbourne.