What makes a man? Ambition, pride, honour, competitiveness and a keen sense of adventure. Are these the attributes that shape a man? From schoolyards, backyards, streets, bars and barbecues - what messages come through to us and what challenges lie ahead?
What does a man make? A model plane, a loaf of bread, a house, a dance, a table, a quilted blanket, a bookshelf, a garden.
Performed by a cast of 25 male dancers from 16 to 70 years old, Man Made explores the male as an individual: his habits, idiosyncrasies, passions, talents and drives. It also seeks to understand males as a group: exploring energy, physicality, memory, knowledge, leadership, belonging, work and play.
Original scores by David McMicken, Darwin and Sydney based DJ masters, James Mangohig and Jack Prest, give the beat to choreographies by the Tracks artistic team. They are joined by D-City Rockers lead Aaron Lim and one of Australia’s most sought after dancers Josh Mu, returning to the Tracks fold, having built an extraordinary dance career as a performer with Chunky Move, Shaun Parker Company, Marrugeku and Dancenorth, to name a few.
Man Made is performed outdoors under the canopy of the Frog Hollow Park trees.