Presented by Malthouse Theatre; a co-production with Performing Lines
Walking along the canal in a foreign country, you see a man throwing stones at a nesting duck. You ask him to stop. He tells you to mind your own business. What do you do?
Piece For Person and Ghetto Blaster explores the rawness of confrontation and the ethical dilemma of intervention. Through the lens of a surreal but everyday event, Nicola Gunn plays out a tangle of imagined responses and repercussions through performance and dance.
Gunn returns to Malthouse Theatre with her signature wit, teaming up with choreographer Jo Lloyd, to create a work that is part dance, part theatre, and entirely hypnotic. This is Gunn at her best: profoundly funny and brilliantly self-scathing.
Concept, Text, Direction & Performance by: Nicola Gunn
Choreographer: Jo Lloyd
Music: Kelly Ryall
Sound Engineer: Nick Roux
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
AV Design & Outside Eye: Martyn Coutts
Script dramaturgy: Jon Haynes
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Tour producer: Performing Lines
Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster Masterclass by Nicola Gunn & Jo Lloyd
Led by performance maker Nicola Gunn and choreographer Jo Lloyd, this intensive explores dance-making in a cross-art form context. Take part in a masterclass of choreography and live text. Dissect the performance from its stage presentation into the studio to examine how to perform and communicate orally as well as physically.
Join Lloyd and Gunn as they discuss their process and approach to creating their performance, and get an understanding of the theatre maker’s point of view. The pair will teach an excerpt of Piece for Person and Ghetto Blaster and share various tools used to create the work. This class is for the emerging to midcareer performers and choreographers looking to break boundaries, experiment and explore unchartered territories in their practice.