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Phantom Limbs is an emerging dance company which was founded in 2008 by James Welsby and Amy Macpherson. The company's debut work, Concrete Solace, premiered at Holden St Theatres in the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival, then toured to QL2 Centre for Youth Dance in Canberra and to Theatre Works in St Kilda, where it won the 2009 MovingWorks Industry Selection Award, as well as the People's Choice Award. Phantom Limbs are associates of KAGE Physical Theatre and were mentored through a residency program at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Repertoire includes: Concrete Solace 30 min Breakdesta 5 min Ganzfeld Frequency 20 min The Memory Progressive 50 min Further Fantasy [Work in Progress] Theodore and the Winehouse 3 min. As well as making their own performance work, Phantom Limbs has commissioned choreographer Luke George to create a new work on the young company. Phantom Limbs are recipients of awards, funding, and commissions from: City of Melbourne, City of Yarra, Arts Act, Theatre Works, and Next Wave Festival. Email: phantomlimbsdance@gmail.com

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Phantom Limbs Showcase at King Street Arts Centre in Perth

Phantom Limbs are performing Ganzfeld Frequency and Breakdesta at King Street Arts Centre in Perth CBD on Wednesday October 21st at 7pm as a way of promoting the company, sharing the new work, and raising funds for The Memory Progressive.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Ganzfeld Frequency in the Melbourne Fringe

James Welsby and Amy Macpherson are currently performing new Phantom Limbs work Ganzfeld Frequency as part of the curated dance event Dance Miniature in the Melbourne Fringe.

Ganzfeld Frequency examines the nature of memory and the phenomenon of telepathy. Sound design is by new Phantom Limbs collaborator Keith McDougall.

Other performance pieces in Dance Miniature are created by Shian Law, Natalie Abbott, Hannah Glennie, Anna Kingston, Elenor Jane Webber, and Chiemene Steele-Prior.



Monday, August 17, 2009

KAGE Celebration - Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre

Amy Macpherson and James Welsby performed Phantom Limbs work Breakdesta last night on stage at Hamer Hall as part of KAGE Physical Theatre's Celebration as official company in residence 2009 at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. Other performances included Gerard Van Dyck, Michelle Heaven, and Fiona Cameron in an excerpt from Apetite, and Australian singer New Buffalo performing several solo songs. An exceptional night, and an exceptional celebration of KAGE!


TheatreWorks Awards

Phantom Limbs recently performed in Moving Works: A curated dance season at TheatreWorks in St Kilda. Phantom Limbs was THRILLED to learn that they won the two major awards from the season, a People's Choice Award of $2600 cash and the Industry Selection Award [a residency in September/ October 2009]. This is great news for the company and will greatly facilitate the generation of new work.

Thanks to all who came and supported the program and congratulations to the other performers in Moving Works, a truly wonderful cast!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

BREAKDESTA - Northcote Town Hall - Friday June 5


The Memory Progressive - 1st Development


Concrete Solace


Concrete Solace in 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival


A tribute to Australian band Grafton Primary by Phantom Limbs.

White Bedroom Hymnal

A tribute to U.S. band Fleet Foxes, created by newly formed Australian Dance Duo Phantoms Limbs (Amy Macpherson and James Welsby)