RawcusPresented in Season 1 2015
Presented by Arts House and Rawcus
As part of Dance Massive 2015
6.30pm, Tue 10 Mar
6.30pm, Wed 11 Mar
6.30pm, Thu 12 Mar
6:30pm, Fri 13 Mar
1pm, Sat 14 Mar
6:30pm, Sat 14 Mar
5 Blackwood St,
Loud music. Suitable for 13+
Through acts of shameless abandon, Rawcus shares fantasies and vulnerabilities in a theatrical cabinet of curiosities. From karaoke to bedroom dancing and imagined celebrity, 12 performers grace eight stages, side-by-side in a tableau that becomes an exhibition of human expression.
With the audience empowered to watch all ‘channels’ at once, Catalogue is a triumph of composition, a portrait of a world where viewpoints and aesthetics are as diverse and complex as the bodies and personalities that make them. An imperfect catalogue of humanity, the work is an orchestration of private, public and performed selves.
Rawcus (Small Odysseys, Another Lament, Hunger) is an award-winning ensemble of artists with and without disabilities, who devise kaleidoscopic theatrical spectacles that quicken the heart and spark the mind.
“…sumptuously imagined, visually stunning and profoundly moving” – The Age, on Small Odysseys
Director and Rawcus Artistic Director:
Devised and Performed by the Rawcus Ensemble:
Steven Ajzenburg, Clem Baade, Hannah Bradsworth, Michael Buxton, Nilgun Guven, Rachel Edward, Mike McEvoy, Ryan New, Kerryn Poke, Louise Riisik, John Tonso, Danielle von der Borch
Composer and Sound Designer:
Rose Connors Dance
Supported by –Catalogue has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Arts Victoria; the City of Port Phillip; Shulu Foundation; Besen Family Foundation; ALL BEAU Pty Ltd; Helen Macpherson Smith Trust; Arts Access Australia; Arts Access Victoria; Scope Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.
Image by – Rhian Hinkley