It’s 1942, and a Red Cross inspector is invited by the Nazis to visit a Jewish ghetto near Berlin. He tours the town and sees normality: couples court, children play, vendors sell their wares. Conditions are tough but acceptable, the inspector reports. The inspector is wrong.
Work Tagged ‘Theatre’
Love, jealousy, fear, passion, returning again to be held captive by love, jealousy, fear, passion. Overcome by the swooning, narcotic hope that it will be different, next time around.
How people raved about ‘Black Watch’! Performed during the 2008 Sydney Festival, tickets were devoured by those in the loop and critics and audiences agreed it was an extraordinary piece of physical theatre. Choreographed by Steven Hoggett, director of UK physical theatre company Frantic Assembly, many Sydney-siders who missed Black Watch eagerly awaited Frantic Assembly’s return.
The Brag, February 2010
If a story is good and the characters are strong, a great storyteller will relay it with little fuss. Photographer William Yang knows this well. He glides out from the darkness to stand in front of a simple podium as two large screens bloom into life behind him, into another era, showing the first of the evening’s photographs. He begins the story.
A curious thing happens when you “make it” in the arts. It seems to outsiders as if it’s always been thus: a mysterious line is crossed. It’s hard to imagine established names – icons, to some – like designer Jenny Kee, actress Robyn Nevin, and artist Brett Whiteley as young creatives feeling their way forward.