Event Meryl Tankard's The Oracle
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Venue Playhouse (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 16 September 2009
Last Date 20 September 2009
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description This sensual and intense dance work by celebrated choreographer Meryl Tankard, featuring dancer Paul White, explores the conflicting forces of nature and man, masculinity and femininity, violence and nurturing, strength and vulnerability.

Inspired by the sometimes disturbing human forms in Scandinavian artist Odd Nerdrum's work, The Oracle is set to Stravinsky's seminal composition for the infamous 1913 ballet The Rite of Spring, which caused riots at its Paris premiere.
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Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Dance Theatre
Name Function Notes
Meryl Tankard Choreographer
Paul White Choreographer
Meryl Tankard Costume Designer
Paul White Dancer
Regis Lansac Designer
Meryl Tankard Director
Damien Cooper Lighting Designer
Matt Cox Lighting Designer
Ben Hughes Lighting Operator
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House What's On Brochure, Aug/Sept 2009
Event Identifier 105883