Australia now - GERMANY 2017

AUSTRALIA AT THEATER DER WELT

25 May - 11 June
Hamburg
AUSTRALIA AT  THEATER DER WELT

VENUE:   Various, Hamburg

TICKETS: http://www.theaterderwelt.de/de/tickets

As part of the ‘Festival des Internationalen Theaterinstituts’ (ITI) taking place in Hamburg between 25 May and 11 June  – Theater der Welt (TdW) is proud to host four Australian contemporary art productions.

 

 

FIVE SHORT BLASTS

Flynn & Humphrey

In international maritime language, FIVE SHORT BLASTS – five acoustic signals – mean: „I am not sure of your intentions and am concerned we are going to collide“. Inspired by Hamburg, the city on the river, the Australian artists Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey develop a unique and extremely personal route – at first in a rowing mini-fleet on the Alster, then on a traditional barge on the Elbe.

http://www.theaterderwelt.de/de/artists/artist/artist-5705.html

 

AN ACT OF NOW

Chunky Move / Anouk van Dijk

A glass house in a huge hall – this is the impressive setting for a thrilling dance performance from Australia. Equipped with headphones, the audience observes the dancers’ explosive body language. They are voyeurs, Big Brother or a scientific observer, but they cannot escape the dancers’ unbelievable physical performance, and are absorbed by a movement vocabulary that is… deeply moving.

http://www.theaterderwelt.de/de/artists/artist/artist-5820.html

 

LADY EATS APPLE

Back to Back Theatre / Bruce Gladwin

Looking back through history, there are countless examples of deviance inspiring art – art which would not have been possible without it. The Australian ‘Back to Back Theatre’ is one such example. Inspired by James Turrell’s land art, Diane Arbus’ photographs and Kenneth Anger’s poetic films, director Bruce Gladwin’s collective and the ensemble of ‘intellectually disabled people’ have developed their own unmistakable style.

LADY EATS APPLE is an enchanting, visually overwhelming triptych about the Garden of Eden, humanity’s long journey over thousands of years and the urban jungle of the present. In fantastical visual worlds, Back to Back Theatre tells of the human limbo between life and death and the fundamental fear of recognising that, in the infinity of creation, man is just as mortal as every animal and plant.

http://www.theaterderwelt.de/en/artists/artist/artist-5812.html

 

FLYWAY

Aphids

Beginning in the early evening hours, when the sun slowly sets, the city and its sky’s inhabitants become the actual performers of a site-specific production that snakes from the Baakenhöft throughout the city. Optical impressions become tangible through binoculars, acoustic impressions are a unique soundscape of noises, local birds and music on headphones; video art is in the mix. Unusual locations and ornithological niches characterize the route, while the audience itself becomes a flock and encounters the city in intimate detail – organic matter, digital portals, architectural textures, and living bodies illuminated by a disappearing sun – an immersive walk of a special kind.

http://www.theaterderwelt.de/de/artists/artist/artist-5844.html