Mermermer


Performance Space and Chunky Move present

MERMERMER
NICOLA GUNN AND JO LLOYD

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Wednesday 2 November, 9pm
Thursday 3 November, 9pm
Friday 4 November, 9pm
Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 9pm

 


Witty, joyous and disconcerting, Mermermer blends the irreverent, absurd and everyday into a quirky style of comedic physical theatre” – The Australian


 

Using unpredictable humour and trance-like movement, Mermermer blends the absurd and the banal into a phantasmagoria of memory, augmented realities and melodrama. Created by performance maker Nicola Gunn and choreographer Jo Lloyd – and originally titled Reverie, re-named Queens a Rug, replaced by Queens Talking Shit on A Rug, then In On It, and penultimately Education Yes! – the work revolves around ideas of extinction, documentation and myth-making.

 

In English, the term memoir comes directly from the French for memory, mémoire, a word that is derived from the Latin for the same memoria. Embedded in Latin’s memoria is the ancient Greek mérmeros, an offshoot of the Avestic Persian mermara, itself a derivative of the Indo-European for that which we think about but cannot grasp: mer-mer, “to vividly wonder,” “to be anxious,” “to exhaustingly ponder.” And of course, la mer is French for “the sea.”

 

Company:

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey-house of Vnholy
Composition & Sound Design: Duane Morrison
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Performers: Nicola Gunn and Jo Lloyd
Production Manager: Michael Carr
Produced by: Chunky Move

 

Jo Lloyd and Nicola Gunn acknowledge the support of the City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants Program, the City of Port Phillip, Malthouse Theatre and the Sydney Myer Fund in house residency program and Dancehouse via a Quick Response Grant for previous developments of Mermermer. 

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