A Kingdom in an Afternoon at Yering Station Winery

A Kingdom in an Afternoon at Yering Station Winery


Last Sunday saw Phillip Adams BalletLab out at the beautiful Yering Station Winery in the Yarra Valley for our special fundraising event, A Kingdom in an Afternoon, and the first glimpse of our new large-scale project, Kingdom

We would like to extend a big thank you to all those who attended – your assistance, donations, presence and outright enthusiasm are staggering and greatly appreciated. It was a wonderful day, and we are delighted to announce that we were successful in raising over $10,000 towards our creative developments and studio time.

A highlight of the afternoon included a performance by counter-tenor Mama Alto, whose stunning voice was captivating in the beautiful surrounds of Yering Station.

The event culminated in a showing from the first studio development of Kingdom, pictured above, which was an exciting moment for us all as we work towards this important, multi-faceted project, which will be developed across a wide-ranging series of community workshops, studio-developments and an international residency.

We were also delighted to present the impressive new work of Rennie McDougall as an emerging choreographer, drawing on the writing of Jean Genet amongst other materials, as part of the Kingdom project.

Then followed the four kings in conversation (Rennie McDougall, Luke George, Matthew Day and Phillip Adams) who provided an engaging commentary on the development process, in the discussions led by visual artist Brook Andrew.

A successful silent auction was also held, in which art works by leading visual artists Mikala Dwyer and Sally Smart were featured, alongside some indulgent wine packages donated by Yering, as well as a series of beautiful prints by photographer Jeff Busby, hand picked by Phillip Adams from a collection of work spanning fourteen years of Busby’s collaboration worth BalletLab (Limited, further editions of these stunning prints have now been released for sale, see here for details.)

A hugely successful day all round, thanks to the good will of our supporters and belief in the company.

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