Rhythmic Fictions by Siobhan McKenna | 10 - 14 August 2022

Award-winning choreographer Siobhan McKenna brings her new work to the stage in a balancing act of movement, sound and language.

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

Five performers negotiate communicating with each other and the audience whilst attending to the complex rhythmic world in which they operate. 

Oscillating between the monotonous and the dramatic, between the meaningful and the meaningless, RHYTHMIC FICTIONS reorganises language and movement into a playful choreography that exposes the fragility and multiplicity of communication and interpretation.

‘[McKenna’s] work combines rigour and conceptual seriousness with a sense of humour and an eye for theatrical detail.’ – Andrew Fuhrmann, Witness Performance

Approximate running time: 50mins 

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 “Rhythmic Fictions is a work that starts slowly, builds momentum, then rewards the audience with a sparkling display of humour and cleverness.”- The Age ★★★★1/2

Creative Team 

Choreographer: Siobhan McKenna
Performers: Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Emma Riches, Claire Leske, Rachel Coulson and Siobhan McKenna
Sound Design: Merinda Dias-Jayasinha 
Lighting Design: Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Production/Stage Manager: Harmony Boucher 
Linguistic Advisor: Kate Charlwood

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti.

This projects had received additional support through The Besen Family Foundation and Australia Council of the Arts with previous developments supported by Creative Victoria and Lucy Guerin Inc.
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