★★★★½ A brilliant and transporting work.
Fifteen bodies surface in the wake of a disaster. When all is lost, what keeps them afloat?
Set in an abandoned dance hall that echoes with haunting airs, this is a breathtaking work of physical and vocal wonder created by the Rawcus ensemble of performers with and without disability. Driven by a surging current of emotion, it travels from the aftermath of a terrible loss—trauma, heartbreak, failure—through the moments that offer some promise of hope, real or illusory.
Devastating and buoyant vignettes slide into one another, all glistening within an ethereal soundscape created live by critically-acclaimed contemporary vocalists Invenio Singers.
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THU 11 OCT at 7.30PM
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the creatives and Bryce Ives, Artistic Director of Theatre Works.
SENSORY FAMILIARISATION SESSION
SAT 13 OCT at 1.15PM, pre-show
Prior to the 2PM performance, those with sensory sensitivities can take part in a familiarisation session. Bookings essential. Contact the Arts Centre Melbourne box office on 1300 182 183.
WINNER 2018 GREEN ROOM AWARDS
Suitable for people over the age of 15. Not appropriate for children. Contains loud and sudden noises, bright lights, haze, smoke and dust effects. This is a highly visual performance.
Rawcus receives funding support through Creative Victoria’s Organisational Investment Program, the City of Port Phillip and the Shulu Foundation.
PHOTO | Sarah Walker