Internationally renowned UK-based choreographer Marc Brew teams up with the inimitable Rawcus Ensemble in new performance work, GLASS.
Set to premiere in 2020 and stalled by the global pandemic, this project has become an experiment in international collaboration, a response to the challenge of creating a work together when travel is no longer possible. Embracing the experience of connecting through distance and the technology that allows us to do this, Marc is choreographing the work from the UK, joining Rawcus remotely in the rehearsal room.
In Glass, thirteen performers negotiate an evolving performance space supported by an immersive soundscape. Delving into dynamics of power, restriction, tenacity and ambition, this new work interrogates invisible edges, boundaries and barriers. GLASS is an invitation to redefine success, limitations, and virtuosity.
Combining moments of vulnerability and humour, GLASS is highly physical, sculptural, unexpected and tender.
“Rawcus is world class theatre, sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving.”
Choreographer: Marc Brew
Choreographic Assistant: Alice Dixon
Design: Emily Barrie
Composition and Sound Design: Jethro Woodward
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre
Rawcus Ensemble: Clement Baade, Michael Buxton, Harriet Devlin, Rachel Edward, Nilgun Guven, Joshua Lynzaat, Paul Matley, Ryan New, Kerryn Poke, Leisa Prowd, Louise Riisik, Prue Stevenson, Danielle von der Borch.
Production Manager: Alana Hoggart
Stage Manager: Jess Keepence
Rawcus Artistic Director: Kate Sulan
Executive Producer: Jacque Robinson
Image by Pia Johnson
This a COVID Safe event with limited audience capacity.
To ensure a comfortable and safe experience for our visitors and staff, we’ve introduced COVID-safe measures in line with the Victorian Government. When coming to this event, please adhere to:
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• Face masks must be worn when indoors at our venues unless an exemption applies
• Practice good hygiene
• Bring your own water
• If feeling unwell or waiting for COVID test results, please do not attend
Venue capacity will be adjusted to adhere to the current Victorian guidelines.
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Glass is the result of an international exchange between choreographer Marc Brew and Rawcus. This project has been funded by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian State Government Creative Victoria’s International Partnership Program, Darebin City Council, the City of Port Phillip, The Shulu Foundation, The Besen Family Foundation and The Thyne Reid Foundation.
Rawcus receives support from The Victorian State Government Creative Victoria’s Organisational Investment Program, The City of Port Phillip’s Key Arts Organisation Program and the Shulu Foundation.