The Difficult Comedown

Two women carry and haul, run, wait – and consider: what’s clearly necessary, right now? Each asks with all that she is. In duet the women age the body, expand it, injure it. They change. The dance dwells in an ecosystem of seasonality, a rhythm of work that allows the women to persist in unsentimental relationship to the earth. Meanwhile, they don’t have to take care of each other – but they do.

The Difficult Comedown is interested in shared resilience and the labour of women. It considers a new epoch beyond the Anthropocene, past human predominance on earth. Borne of long-embodied knowledge, and compelled by wilfulness, this is performance from the ground up: an immersion in slow change.

Performers Paea Leach and Alexandra Harrison shatter their solo lives to come down to earth. It is difficult, but they make mountains.

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2019

The Difficult Comedown

Paea Leach & Alexandra Harris
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Tue 12 - Sat 16 March

6:30pm (60 Mins)

Meat Market
Enter 36 Courtney Street, North Melbourne

Tickets $35* $30¤ $25†
Package discount price $28* $24¤ $24†
Full Price* Concession¤ Other†

Accessibility — Wheelchair access

Co-creator & Performer
Paea Leach, Alexandra Harrison
Lighting & Production Management
Bosco Shaw
Cynthia Troup
Marco Cher-Gibard
Erin Milne & Bureau of works
Gregory Lorenzutti