Dark Night

Emerging from an installation conceived for the Venice Biennale as a response to the terrible fate of asylum seekers arriving by boat to Australian shores, Dark Night explores the crumbling humanitarian ideals of a world in crisis. In this embodied installation, embracing the dramatics of scale, volume, tone, rhythm and movement, a series of images are performed.

Activated by the body in performance in the Magdalen Laundries at the Abbotsford Convent, a precinct with its own history of struggle, Dark Night plunges audiences into the brute realities of a nation falling into ethical disrepair. Performative images weave subtly through this work, evoking the strength, fearlessness, fragility and insecurity of humanity.

Presented by Dancehouse in partnership with the Abbotsford Convent as part of Dance Massive 2019

Dark Night

Jill Orr
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Thu 21 - Sat 23 March

9:00pm (40 Mins)

Abbotsford Convent, Magdalen Laundries
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Tickets $20

Accessibility — Wheelchair access, companion card

Director & Performer
Jill Orr
Sound design
Steve Bell
Costume design
Alison Kelly
Set design
Jill Orr, Nick Aguis, Aaron Poupard (ARM architecture)
Set construction
George Douralis (Gamma Doura Australia)
Sam Roberts