Thursday, 6 March 2008
... and of course was so almost a fortnight ago. But its been a big fortnight, at least for me. If anyone was wondering what the hell I was writing during January, here's the links to my published responses in RT#83 to the National Theatre of Scotland's Blackwatch, Meow Meow's Insert the name of the person you love, as well as Powerhouse Youth Theatre's City Quest and PACT Youth Theatre's The Lotus Eaters.
As for more recent performance, I've just returned from Adelaide where I attended the APAM, catching glimpses of a wide range of performance works ranging from the intimacy of Aphid's exquisite Underground, a hypnotic interweaving of the sonic and the sculptural, the calmly outrageous coercive niceness of pvi collective's reform, the thrilling spectacle of Dance North/ Splintergroup's Roadkill and much much more. While in the City of Churches I also managed to see yet another iteration of Post's brutally hilarious aspirational performance Gifted and Talented, The Border Project's riotously funny and ridiculously ambitious interactive choose-your-own adventure performance Trouble on Planet Earth, and found myself thoroughly bored by Brink Productions' dry and monochromatic epic When the rain stops falling.
Back home in Sydney I urge all to attend the fantastically bizarre performance The Whale Chorus, playing at PACT until Sunday. More on that soon, I hope. Also playing down at the Wharf is the mesmeric duet performance from Tess de Quincey and Peter Snow embrace: Guilt Frame, also closing Sunday. A couple of openings too this week, firstly Mayu Kanamori's Chika: A Documentary Performance at Performance Space @ CarriageWorks last night, and secondly Theatre Kantanka's Bollywood spectacular Fearless N at the Newington Armory, Homebush Bay, on Friday. Too much to do! Get out there and embrace some art!
Image: pvi collective in action on the streets of Adelaide in reform. Photo by David Williams.