Not just once in the last six months have I felt a little like the bear above. The bear plays a key part in Force Majeure's idk which is one of the eight shows I have had the privilege of being a part of in the last six months. I can't believe it has only been six months, it has been a joy but I am glad to catch some breath.
THE IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT is being exhibited as part of A LINE A WEB A WORLD at the Powerhouse Museum. The exhibition is an expansive consideration of the work that drawings do and the many people who use drawing:- from artists, children, scientists, engineers, designers, composers to architects and on. On until December 31st.
Made collaboration with ACMI, GODDESS celebrates the women and gender-transcending superstars who shaped their own roles, took creative control and fought a system that tried to exploit them. It is celebratory, passionate and (spoiler alert) very pink. Opening as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces a finishes at the end of September.
CHAGAL transforms the Jewish Museum into a dreamscape that includes an exclusive capsule of original works and poems, alongside bespoke immersive experiences. Chagall is remembered for his highly personal visual language, and poignant consideration of universal and timeless themes such as joy, love and melancholy. Friday 09 June—Sunday 10 December.
For the Sydney Opera Houses 50th Birthday Festival two exciting projects from the archive (THREE MARYS 2023 and AM I 2014) will be live streamed. They are amongst the 50 productions for 50 years and there is more information HERE.
Work has begun on the next iteration of Belief System and we will be in the UK early in 2024. Dates to be announced soon.
ROMEO AND JUILET. This intimate stripped back telling of Romeo and Juliet to the intensity and the heartbreak of Shakespeare’s most evocative tragedy. Bell Shakespeare. The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 Sydney 23 JUNE - 27 AUG and The Farfax Studio ACM, Melbourne 13 JULY - 29 JULY.
IDK. In collaboration with dance theatre makers Force Majeure IDK at Carriageworks Sydney on the 22nd of August followed by dates in Melbourne.
BELIEF SYSTEM. A co-creation with Adriano Cortese of Ranter's Theatre BELIEF SYSTEM is a collection of over 3500 statements of belief collected from diverse members of society. A multi source sound installation, controlled by changes in the weather, the work premiered at the Substation Melbourne 4th-13th May 2023.
MACBETH. With Hazem Shammas in the title role and receiving much acclaim the production played to packed houses at The Sydney Opera House (March), Canberra Theatre Centre ((14th to 22nd of April) and Melbourne (May 2023).
THE THREE MARYS. Created as part of Sydney Opera House's Unwrapped this chamber opera was inspired by the French medieval legend of the biblical Three Marys, the tale follows the perilous journey of Maria, Magdalena and Sarah-Marie as they are banished from their homeland and forced out to sea in an oarless boat. (May 2023).