[First filed: Oct 26, 2010 @ 15:23]
‘…the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.’ E. M. Forster
For 3 performances only, Tableau artist and Canberra Critics Circle 2009 Artist of the Year, Min Mae maps a ‘pathway through vulnerability’ – experimenting with the human animal’s most essential means of communication – the wordless gesture.
Still Standing emerges from 2009’s I Die – Min Mae’s powerful response to ‘living with the desire to die’. In a way, this new work sees Min walk backwards – through the life stories of her performers – unearthing the autobiographical body in what is a primal excavation of the human heart.
Central to the work is the key question: how does one keep going?
Performers Jordan Best, Alison McGregor, and Michael Ellis undergo what Min Mae terms ‘trials of influence’ – those moments or events in a human life that push it inexorably towards its future. Live music – including original compositions played by Guitarist Geordie Malone and Cellist Spike Thompson, and an evocative, interactive lighting design by Gillian Schwab, provide symbolic representations of these elements that figure within a life’s story.
Still Standing plays @ THE STREET THEATRE, Childers Street |Canberra City West
Thursday 28th – Saturday 30th October @ 8pm
STANDARD – $20 | CONCESSION – $15
Street Two – unreserved
FOR ALL ENQUIRIES and BOOKINGS CALL 6247 1223 or go to www.thestreet.org.au