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Ranters Theatre

Presented in Season 1 2013

Presented by Ranters Theatre in association with Arts House and Monash University

7.30pm, Fri 12 Apr
2pm , Sat 13 Apr
7pm, Sat 13 Apr
5pm, Sun 14 Apr
7.30pm, Tue 16 Apr
7.30pm,Wed 17 Apr
7.30pm, Thu 18 Apr
7.30pm, Fri 19 Apr
2pm, Sat 20 Apr
7pm, Sat 20 Apr
5pm, Sun 21 Apr
60 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Performance contains non-toxic chemical smells, prolonged periods of darkness or dim lighting including high voltage electrical effects. Anyone who is pregnant or fitted with a pacemaker is advised not to attend. No conventional seating; audience will be encouraged to sit/lie down on synthetic lawn. if you have mobility issues please contact the box office to arrange alternative seating. Not suitable for children under 12.

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Wheelchair Accessible

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The antithesis of the computer and TV screen experience, SONG renews the song cycle form in an immersive experience of live music, the sounds of weather, the scent of the ocean, forest or earth and the colours of day’s end. Created by Ranters Theatre with acclaimed Brazilian visual artist Laura Lima (13 Rooms, Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney), and UK musician James Tyson, SONG places the audience within a constructed ‘nature’ – a world formed in the space between shifting skies and ‘cushioning’ grass. A cavernous indoor space becomes a multisensory environment in which audience members are invited to lounge on Astroturf mats, coming and going as they please. Fluid, fragmented, harmonious, SONG is a live and musically rich exploration of place, wanderings and the nature of purposeful existence

Laura Lima
Adriano Cortese
James Tyson
Image Production and Lighting Design:
Stephen Hennessy
Sound Designer:
David Franzke

George Kara
Paul Lum, Patrick Moffatt
Sara Austin, Adriano Cortese
Production Management:
Geordie Baker, Govin Ruben from Rubix Cube
Image: Design
Tony Albers

Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria; Monash University; the City of Melbourne through Arts House; Wales Arts International; Arts Council Wales; Zuppa Theatre; and Canada Arts Council. SONG has been developed in the CultureLAB. Special thanks to the Mission to Seafarers Victoria.
Image by – Stephen Hennessy