“The soundtrack was electrifying and the performance so powerful and riveting, that I had to remind myself to breathe.” Audience Member

Silence pulls the Treaty conversation out from under the rug, slams it back on the table and invites you to make it a talking point!

This new dance work from Karul Projects and Blakdance is political, unapologetic, raw and very now.

Through the beating of a drum, bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the Silence. The space in between. The conversations not being heard and the responses that are muted. White noise continues a 250-year old conversation.

We are living through a reckoning of human rights, conversations no longer limited to the fringes of society. In Australia, we are one of the only Commonwealth countries colonised by the British to not have a Treaty with the First Peoples of the land. We have marched across Country. We have had promises made and promises broken. Yet still no action. Still no resolution.

As Australia prepares to vote on The Voice to Parliament, this dynamic and exciting show is not to be missed.

“Silence is bold and uncompromising” Richard Bell

Silence is produced by BlakDance and the national tour has received financial assistance from the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

The premiere production was co-commissioned in 2020 by BlakDance, HOTA Home of the Arts, City of Gold Coast, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Brisbane Festival, with support by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Event and Ticket Details

Hearing Aid Loop Wheelchair Access
Ian Macintosh Theatre 105 William St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Get Directions

BMEC Members $18

Non-Members $20

A $2 transaction fee applies for non-member bookings

NB pricing has changed since first advertised

Event Notes

Water based haze and strobe lighting will be used in this performance.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are advised that this show contains depictions of people who have died.

Suitable for 12 years+

NB a matinee performance had previously been advertised but has been since cancelled. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Choreographer / Writer / Performer: Thomas E.S. Kelly

Rehearsal Director / Performer: Taree Sansbury

Choreographic Dramaturg: Vicki Van Hout

Dramaturg: Alethea Beetson

Performers: Amber Nofal, Benjin Maza, Kiara Malcolm, Tiana Pinnell

Percussion Composer / Performer: Jhindu-Pedro Lawrie

Music / Sound Designer: Sam Pankhurst

Lighting Designer: Karen Norris

Costume Designer: Selene Cochrane

Producer: BlakDance

Karul Projects
Australia Council

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