LIVEWORKS 2017 | THIS HERE. LAND
PRESENTED BY PERFORMANCE SPACE & LABANINO, A WORLD PREMIERE
THURS 19 OCT, 7PM & 7:35PM & 8:10PM
FRI 20 OCT, 7PM & 7:35PM & 8:10PM
SAT 21 OCT, 7PM & 7:35PM & 8:10PM
SUN 22 OCT, 5PM & 5:35PM & 6:10PM
As we lose our memory, are we losing our history? How do we personally cope with political trauma or social upheaval? What stays within us, and what are the consequences of forgetting? This Here. Land investigates the turbulent histories of the Philippines and Australia, from colonisation to dictatorships, natural disasters and class warfare. Unearthing real and fictional fragments of memory, This Here. Land weaves together a hypnotic visual and theatrical experience through shadowplay, animation, live performance and storytelling.
This Here. Land is an exquisite new theatre work by LabAnino: a collective of Australian and Filipino artists who have been working together for over a decade and whose work spans performance, installation, writing, animation and sound. Developed between Australia and the Philippines over the past 2 years, This Here. Land is a moving and evocative response to turbulent global times.
Paschal Daantos Berry,
with contributions from members of Anino Shadowplay Collective
Production Manager/Lighting Designer
Paschal Daantos Berry and Deborah Pollard
This Here. Land is an immersive performance and requires the audience to move through the space for the duration of the performance. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact our team at least 24 hours before the session at (02) 8571 9111.
This work contains adult themes and coarse language. Recommended for ages 16+. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to session start time. Latecomers will not be admitted. Duration of 40 minutes.
LABANINO IN CONVERSATION WITH CAROLINE WAKE
SUN 22 OCT, 2:00 – 3:00PM
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Australian and Filipino artists of cross-cultural collective LabAnino in conversation with researcher, archivist and UNSW Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, Caroline Wake. Cultural memory, contemporary performance, politics and the archive intersect in LabAnino’s new performance work This Here. Land, forming strong connections with Wake’s research into theatre and migration, performed oral history and the cultural afterlives of performance.
SHADOWS OF MEMORY WITH LABANINO
SAT 21 OCT, 2:00 – 5:00PM
Performers Kenneth Moraleda and Valerie Berry will guide you through a series of verbal and physical storytelling exercises to extract strong imagery and short narratives from your own personal stories and memories. Anino Shadowplay Collective will then assist participants to build their own shadow puppets, using recycled and found objects that will animate their narratives. The workshop will culminate in sharing your work.
Image: Ken Moraleda, This Here Land, image courtesy of the artists
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