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You Animal, You

Force Majeure

Presented in Season 1 2019

Commissioned by Sydney Festival
Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

Preview Tue 19
Wed 20 – Sun 24 Mar
60 mins
$35 / $30 / $25
Preview: all tickets $25

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

Suitable for 16+. Performance contains nudity, adult concepts, coarse language, smoke effects or haze, strobe, loud music, violence


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Wheelchair Accessible
Auslan Interpreted – Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm

View the human experience as a contest as Arts House is transformed into an intimate arena for the taboo-busting You Animal, You.

We like to think of ourselves as evolved but hidden deep beneath our public façade our animal selves are lurking, waiting to escape. This provocative, bold dance theatre work examines just what it is that makes us human in a desensitised age.

Created with a diverse cast of multidisciplinary artists You Animal, You is a visually and aurally arresting production that weaves powerful personal stories into a visceral exploration of our drives and desires. With the show unfolding in the round, you’ll feel the full force of the fierce action and interpersonal tension as five humans grapple with their repressed selves and fight for their place in the pecking order of life.

‘Force Majeure stun with vicious and compelling work.’ The Sydney Morning Herald

‘A striking, visually arresting, thought-provoking work.’ Dance Magazine

‘Watching this dance piece is like being in the studio audience of a TV game show, but far more dangerous and captivating.’ Time Out

Text: Danielle Micich & Heather Mitchell in collaboration with the performers
Director: Danielle Micich
Music: Kelly Ryall
Set & Costume Designer: Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper
Dramaturg: Sarah Goodes
Director’s Assistant: Ella Hetherington
Voice & Text Coach: Charmian Gradwell

Performers: Ghenoa Gela, Raghav Handa, Lauren Langlois, Hayley McElhinney, Jack Riley
Production Manager: Jason Thelwell
Stage Manager: Brooke Kiss

Force Majeure Team
Artistic Director: Danielle Micich
Executive Producer: Colm O’Callaghan
Accounts Manager: Rhanda Mansour
Marketing Manager: Thom Smyth
Business Manager: Emma Murphy

Supported by – You, Animal, You is supported by The New South Wales Government through Create NSW; the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; Sydney Festival; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.