Presented by Arts House and Rosie Dennis
7pm, Tues 16 Aug
7pm,Wed 17 Aug
7pm, Thurs 18 Aug
7pm, Fri 19 Aug
20-35 mins, increasing by 5 mins each day
7pm, Sat 20 Aug
Open Studios: $10
Final Performance: $30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Using a digital road works sign, popular science and an imaginary dog called Jerry, Downtown attempts to illustrate how we effect and affect each other in public space.
Whilst in residence at Arts House, Rosie Dennis examines various corners of Melbourne, collecting anecdotes from strangers about the complex ways we interact with each other and the city.
Evolving over five consecutive evenings, Rosie recounts her observations and insights from her day. On the fifth evening, Rosie is joined on stage by a special guest for the final presentation of Melbourne’s unique edition of Downtown. Told with her trademark wry humour, Downtown is a made-to-measure performance for Melbourne.
Supported by – The structure of this work was commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of its 2009 Contemporary Dance Program. Downtown was first presented in Sydney at Performance Space and has since toured to Finland, Belgium and Brisbane.
Image by – Heidrun Löhr