The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest

“a mighty work of art that will change the way you look at the world…utterly absorbing.” The Herald Sun

A collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre (Adelaide)

Dancehouse, Melbourne Fringe Festival

September 2008

‘When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs

that are in me and what do I know of yours?’

Franz Kafka

Can we ever really know another person fully? Can we ever really know ourselves? These questions were the starting point for an interstate collaboration between twelve Rawcus performers and twelve Restless performers. The work played with strangeness and familiarity, looking and being looked at, hiding and revealing, mysteries, secrets and questions. Sometimes the more you know about a person the more you realise you don’t know. As Paul, one of the Rawcus performers, said in response to hearing the Kafka quote above, “Everyone’s life is a secret…”

Directed by Kate Sulan & Ingrid Voorendt

Set Design Emily Barrie

Costume Design Esther Hayes

Skirt Design Emily Barrie and Esther Hayes

Lighting Design Richard Vabre

Composition/Sound Design Zoe Barry & Jethro Woodward

Production Manager Naomi Adams

Rawcus Ensemble

Steven Ajzenberg, Clement Baade, Ray Drew, Rachel Edward, Nilgun Guven, Valerie Hawkes, Paul Mately, Mike Mc Evoy, Kerryn Poke, Louise Riisik, John Tonso

Restless Ensemble

James Bull, Jianna Georgiou, Lorcan Hopper, Alice Kearvall, Jay Kimber, Kyra Kimpton, Dana Nance, Andrew Pandos, Anastasia Retallack, Stuart Scott, Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart, Bonnie Williams

photographer:Paul Dunn

2009 Australian Dance Awards Nomination
Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance
         The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest

2008 Green Room Nominations
Outstanding Production
Outstanding Direction
Outstanding Sound Design and Music
Outstanding Stage Design
         The Heart of another is a Dark Forest

2008 Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest.

 

 

2009Australian Dance Awards Nomination
Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance
The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest
2008Green Room Nominations
Outstanding Production
Outstanding Direction
Outstanding Sound Design and Music
Outstanding Stage Design
2008Best Performance, Melbourne Fringe Festival
The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest
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