Theatre

Almanac13: NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard (Melbourne, Australia)

NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard (Melbourne, Australia)  NO SHOW: Bridget Balodis + Mark Pritchard. NO SHOW is the joint project of two independent theatre directors investigating new ways of telling stories in live spaces. We create interactive and immersive theatre experiences, striving to engage generously with urgent contemporary questions and create meaningful encounters with audiences. We’re stripping our theatre craft back to its roots in myth, ritual, and the power of the live, shared experiences. Our works reimagine contemporary rituals as performative encounters, drawing the audience into the reconstruction and deconstruction of clichés and dominant mythologies, exposing the roots, desires and power structures within them. Our theatre is communal, provocative, inventive,...

Almanac13: Branch Nebula, Matt Prest & Clare Britton (Sydney, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. WHELPING BOX Provocative and intelligent, visceral and strange: Whelping Box is a breeding ground for wild things; for dogs and gods. Two male performers take up their positions in an intimate 10m x 10m arena, with the audience at close proximity, and engage in a series of tasks seemingly design to test their limits and to strip themselves of civility. Through feats of endurance, absurd rituals and idiosyncratic mythmaking, they map out a restless and aggressive initiation. Like athletes or shamans, they are the audience’s guides, guinea pigs and preachers...

Almanac13: Aphids (Melbourne, Australia)

This post is part of a series of profiles on performance and performance makers from the book Contemporary Performance Almanac 2013, an overview of contemporary performance presented during the 2012/2013 season available for touring now. Thrashing Without Looking Thrashing Without Looking is an experiential, intimate work that combines performance and live cinema to deliver a one-night-stand of condensed love-story clichés that point to our increasingly mediated relationship with one another and ourselves. Created by the audience, for the audience, it involves video goggles, champagne and a lot of loud music. While one part of the audience creates the performance with the artists, the remaining audience members experience the event through video goggles that capture a live video feed. The ...