Rhythmic Fictions

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: 60mins

Auslan interpreted performances will occur on Friday 12 August.

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.


Creative Team 

Choreographer: Siobhan McKenna
Performers: Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Emma Riches, Claire Leske, Rachel Coulson and Siobhan McKenna
Sound and Text: Siobhan McKenna in collaboration with performers
Costume Design: Laura Banfield
Lighting Design: Giovanna Yate Gonzalez
Production/Stage Manager: Lucie Sutherland
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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10 Aug 22 - 14 Aug 22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Multi-date
Wed - Sat 8pm | Sun 5pm | Sat 13 August 2pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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  • Family friendly
$35 Full | $28 Conc. | $30 Darebin Residents | $15 Blak Tix
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