LINGUA FRANCA & LOCAL STAGES PRESENT
Drawing on physical theatre, dance, circus and verbatim theatre, MIGHTY is an exploration of strength in our modern times. In a world of aggression, brutality and intolerance where is the space for grace, vulnerability and empathy in the way we lead and the ways we relate to each other and our world?
MIGHTY is an ambitious full length work that asks what is it to be strong in today’s world by exploring how we behave when we are our most vulnerable. The work draws on hours of interviews with people from all walks of life, as well as found materials like political speeches and philosophical texts and is created using physical theatre, dance, circus, comedy and music.
Bathurst’s own interdisciplinary performance company Lingua Franca presents this original work in a landscape of large scale steel sculptures created by award winning visual artist Harrie Fasher.
At times a solemn reflection on when we feel at our weakest and at others a bawdy, raucous extravaganza of physical prowess, MIGHTY is a highly physical and moving interrogation of how we build strength for ourselves and our communities and an exciting collaboration between physical performance and visual art.
Workshop: “Approaches to making performance”. Saturday 23 February 11am -1pm
Suitable for drama & dance students in year 10-12, as well as adults with an interest in performance making. This workshop will explore Lingua Franca's methods of making and devising performance, using both text and movement as starting points to generate material. Facilitator: Adam Deusien & members of the Mighty company. This workshop is free for those who have purchased a ticket to Mighty. You must register by contacting BMEC. Workshops numbers will be limited
Forum “When art forms collide”
Following the matinee on Saturday 2 March, audiences are invited to hear sculptor Harrie Fasher and director Adam Deusien onstage in a discussion about their collaboration on Mighty.
CREATED BY THE COMPANY
DIRECTOR ADAM DEUSIEN
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR BECKY RUSSELL
SCULPTOR HARRIE FASHER
DESIGNER ANNEMAREE DALZIEL
COMPOSER AARON HOPPER
PERFORMERS ALISON PLEVEY,
TANYA BROWN, CAROLYN ECCLES,
DAVID JACKSON, KATE SMITH
RUNNING TIME 70 mins
AGE RECOMMENDATION 12+
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