First performed as part of the Regional Centre for Culture 2018
BENDIGO 11th DECEMBER- 15th DECEMBER 2018 Regional Events Centre Bendigo Show Grounds Holmes Rd North Bendigo
Images by Neil Newitt
DEMOLISH exposes the fragility of home. It takes us inside the heart of cataclysmic change.
Performed at the Bendigo Showgrounds, on Dja Dja Wurrung country, DEMOLISH explores the precarious nature of how we live in the landscape, and what that will mean for our future.
DEMOLISH delves into the destruction implicit in development and 'progress', through an enthralling blend of dance and physical theatre, a touch of mayhem and gold hot pants!
A moving, theatrical spectacle created by goldfields theatre-makers Rebecca Russell and Ken Evans, with performers Janette Hoe (dance artist), Christy Flaws and Luke O’Connor (physical theatre performers) with Clunes farmer, Christine Rowe and Dja Dja Wurrung elder Aunty Linda Ford.
Hard hitting truths, dance and destruction.
DEMOLISH is a new Australian work by regional artists, commissioned by Creative Victoria for the Regional Centre for Culture 2018 in partnership with the City of Greater Bendigo and the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.
Janette Hoe - Dance Artist/Choreographer Christie Flaws - Physical Theatre Artist Luke O’Connor - Physical Theatre Artist Aunty Linda Ford - Dja Dja Wurrung Elder Christine Rowe - Clunes landowner Michelle Robie - playing Christine Rowe Jude Evans - child performer Cato Keily - child performer Sam Thomas - on-stage 'ninja' Julieta vitale - on-stage 'ninja' Dotahn Caspi - Video and projection artist Steph O'Hara - Sound designer/Composer Philip Lethlean - Lighting Designer Jane Clarke - Costume Designer Emmily Caspi - Assistant Director and Artistic Collaborator (Stage one), Child Supervisor (Stage two) Bec Anderson - Stage Manager (Stage one) Casey Norton - Stage Manager (Stage two) Michele Bauer - Production Manager Gillian Howell - Studio Composer/Musician Tony Hicks - Studio Composer/Musician
Casey Norton – Stage Manager Bec Anderson - Stage Manager (Stage 1) Michele Bauer - Production Manager Adam Storey and David Lake (DNA Earth) - Demolition Drivers Steelmanship (Bob McKinnon) – Set Construction Applied Art (Andree Gersbeck) – Set Construction Auspicious Arts Projects – Auspice body
Aunty Linda Ford – Dja Dja Wurrung Elder Christine Rowe – Land Owner Susan Lawrence – Archaeologist Stephen Lumb – Architect Jude Evans – Child Cato Keily – Child Marlene Tozer – Woman Peter Ralph – Demolition Expert