Open House Social

For 10 years, Open House Melbourne has been empowering citizens to be active participants in the building of their city.

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, Open House will host a Friday night celebration at the newly reopened Temperance Hall. The Emerald Hill Total Abstinence Society built the Hall to promote abstinence from alcohol – it was one of many temperance groups founded around the 1850s that emerged to combat what they saw as immoralities within society caused by the consumption of alcohol. Never fear; no abstinence enforced at the Open House Social!

In addition to celebrating the Anniversary and exploring the Temperance Hall’s history, guests will be treated to a performance of EVER by current custodians of the Hall, Phillip Adams BalletLab.

Phillip Adams BalletLab is a vital contributor to Australian dance and performance culture today. It is an arresting company led by Artistic Director Phillip Adams, an interdisciplinary choreographer and artist. Adams’ process draws on collaboration and is an investigation through mediums of music, design, fashion, architecture, cinema, visual arts, photography and live arts; engaging with the unorthodox, queer and popular culture.

EVER is a continuum of loops; an everlasting cycle, and oscillation of choreographic waves. Created and performed to arguably two of the most important septets in the string repertoire (John Adams’ Shaker Loops and Richard Strauss’ Metamorphosen) EVER is an exciting collaboration between Phillip Adams BalletLab and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.

Open House Social is generously supported by Sample.

Image courtesy of BalletLab.

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Important Details


The Temperance Hall 199 Napier Street South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Time & Date

Friday 28 July 2017

Booking Info

Tickets $69; includes celebratory drinks, food and performance.

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