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Helen Herbertson, Ben Cobham

Presented in Season 1 2011

Presented by Arts House, Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham

7pm, Mon 14 Mar
8.15pm, Mon 14 Mar
7pm, Tues 15 Mar
8.15pm, Tues 15 Mar
7pm, Wed 16 Mar
8.15pm, Wed 16 Mar
50 mins
$30 / $25

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


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Inside a landscape of isolation and absence, two dancers inhabit a series of interconnected, physical scenes. A dense interrelationship of body/ landscape, people/place mixes with the glorious sounds of live cello and violin in an intimate performance experience rich with resonance.

Long time collaborators Helen Herbertson and Ben Cobham join forces with some of Australia’s finest artists in a performance structure to challenge their collaborative history. Ever changing, unique to each performance, an active score unfolds and adjusts in front of you. Like a dream half remembered, a future half imagined, Sunstruck is a poetic elegy for light, dance and sound to slide into the imagination.

Concept Collaboration:
Helen Herbertson, Ben Cobham
Devised & Directed:
Helen Herbertson
Design & Light:
Ben Cobham
Physical Realisation:
Helen Herbertson, Trevor Patrick, Nick Sommerville
Trevor Patrick, Nick Sommerville
Set Realisation:
Alan Robertson
Livia Ruzic
Violin & Cello:
Tamil Rogeon, Tim Blake
Bluebottle – Frog Peck
Moriarty’s Project

Supported by – Sunstruck has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and is supported by Arts Victoria and the Faculty of VCAM, University of Melbourne
Image by – Heidrun Löhr