Port/al – a movement installation en masse


The Port Festival is a major arts and cultural celebration of the stories, people, places and landscape that make up the port. Events, activities, performances and installations will be set along the Port River and amongst the Port’s built, cultural and environmental heritage.

Dance Integrated Australia has been commissioned by the festival to develop a new dance project. The end result will be a 10-minute performance. There will be two performances (at lunch time and dusk) on both days – Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2013.

Think… flash mob meets pop up exhibition / a movement installation and you get some idea of what’s in store. This event celebrates the community spirit of Port history contrasting modern times in a choreographed / staged live art performance set against the backdrop of the iconic port lighthouse. We can’t tell you too much here, but keep your eyes out at the Festival…


Creative Director – Philip Channells / Dance Integrated Australia
Composer – Sebastian Phlox
Costume designer – Sean Campbell / 17eightynine
Musicians – Sebastian Phlox, Iran Sanadzadeh, Catherine de Prinse and Jakub Jankowski (Elder Conservatorium of Music)
Performers – people who live, work and play in the Port Adelaide Peninsula area.

Workshops / Rehearsals

The artists will visit groups to lead workshops, devise movement material and guide them to make their suitcase come alive with their personal stories. These workshops will be conducted throughout third term on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Dance Integrated Australia is happy to visit your school / community group for an initial session.

Final rehearsals for PORT/al – a movement installation en masse will take place at Port Adelaide on Friday 18 October 2013.


Students, school teachers, physical theatre performers, dancers, actors, people with disability and people who have a connection to the Port Peninsula are encouraged to get involved. If you have two left feet or are an expert mover – this project is for you!

For more information about the project or to speak to someone about being involved, call Philip on 0432 073 304 or email philipchannells@gmail.com

Photo: Philip Channells

This video was filmed for a T-mobile commercial at the Liverpool St Station, London