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DRILL HALL THEATRE COMPANY
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Encounters at Mullum
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th October at 7:30 pm, and Sunday 9th October at 5 pm
… proudly supported by the Drill Hall Theatre Company
Bookings: In addition to online bookings (30c booking fee) tickets are available from The Bookshop, Mullumbimby and (if not sold out) at the door.
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre presents ENCOUNTERS, Sprung!!’s latest, beautiful dance theatre work. Encounters explores the journey of individuation and the quest for identity and belonging with 12 dancers, with and without disability. Artistic Director Michael Hennessy, who danced with Sydney Dance Company for 9 years, leads this project with local dance company Sprung!! The work incorporates film backdrops by Fernleigh filmmaker John Rado.
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre, led by Michael Hennessy, develops dance theatre works that inspire mainstream audiences and promote a more inclusive society. The nonprofit organization also provides dance and theatre workshops for persons in the community with and without disability, with a focus on collaborative and disability-led process, and providing opportunities for training in integrated dance, dance and physical theatre.
The Encounters Premiere at Mullumbimby will kick off a week of conversation on Arts, Health and Disability that will culminate in repeat performances of Encounters at Lennox Heads Community Centre as part of an Arts and Health Weekend, with a disability, arts and health Forum chaired by Dr Robyn Brady, Paediatrician and Sprung!! President. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open intends to extend the conversation through collations of Arts-Health local stories and inviting guest posts and radio reads throughout the week.
Sprung!! thanks the Drill Hall Theatre Company for their support with Encounters.
Talk to Sprung!! via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sprungdance/
Robyn Brady (Paediatrician and President) 0404826662
Michael Hennessy (Artistic Director, ex Sydney Dance Company) 0403869126
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 September & 4, 5, 6 November
Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm
The Drill Hall Theatre Company presents
Not quite Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT
a Rock & Roll Musical with Circus Interludes featuring an All-Female Cast.
Tickets: $20 and $15 concession
It’s over 400 years since Shakespeare wrote this play which turned out to be his farewell to pure comedy. After TWELFTH NIGHT his comedies have a darker element that may have been influenced by the death of his son Hamnet, the many deaths caused by the plague, advancing age or the perfection of his tragedies. Luckily for us he celebrated the Elizabethan dolce vita with a romantic comedy that balances the gaiety and boisterousness of the drunken carousing of Sir Toby Belch with the pathos of unrequited love and the pomposity and self-deception of Malvolio and Sir Andrew Aguecheek. The twelfth night after Christmas was an Elizabethan festival on which the close of the Christmas / New Year season was celebrated and it was the night when this brilliant comedy was first performed. It conjures a carnival world of mistaken identity and gender confusion infused with the poetic genius of its creator.
In Director, Mike Russo’s words, “It seems more appropriate to me to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of our greatest poet with a rollicking comedy rather than a tragedy and TWELFTH NIGHT is one of our greatest comedies. I’ve edited the script to make it more accessible and to enliven the celebration even more. I have set our production in the 1950’s and included eight songs played by a live band and four circus interludes. In Shakespeare’s day only males were allowed to perform on stage which led to young men playing women who sometimes pretended to be young men. I decided that, after 400 years, it was time to experiment with the alternative and chose an all-female cast. I’m delighted to report that the experiment has been a great success.
We’ve had a lot of fun working on TWELFTH NIGHT and look forward to presenting it to you.”
Free Acting Workshops for Adult Actors of All levels of Experience
The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s “Free to Members” Acting Workshops are conducted every Monday night 6:30 to 8:30pm.
These two hour workshops, which have been running for 7 years, are conducted in a fun atmosphere by Mike Russo and are aimed at freeing up our creativity and imparting some performance skills. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to attend.
Membership is only $15 per annum and entitles you to concession rates to all of our shows.
For further information contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being involved in any of the Drill Hall Theatre Productions, either as cast or crew please email your interest to email@example.com and we will keep you informed.
Coming Up …..
Other performances planned include:
Twelfth Night – Commencing October 21
The Call – early 2017
Do Not Go Gentle – October 2017, a joint international production with Everyman Theatre Company from Cardiff, Wales. For more information click here: DO NOT GO GENTLE
If you would like to be kept informed of Drill Hall Theatre Company events please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request that you be included on our email list.