Event The Shadow King
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Venue Bay 17 at Carriageworks, Eveleigh, NSW
Umbrella Event Sydney Festival 2014
First Date 23 January 2014
Last Date 26 January 2014
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy King Lear is an unmatched epic of connection, country, land, justice and despair. Now skillfully redefined as The Shadow King, this contemporary retelling speaks to the tangled legacy of Indigenous Australia in a sprawling combination of modern English, Aboriginal languages, Kriol, music and dance. A majestic performance featuring some of the brightest lights in Australian performing arts.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Indigenous
Bi-lingual
Subjects Betrayal
Culture
Family
Indigenous Australian
Justice
Madness
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Ruby Langton-Batty Costume Designer
Michael Kantor Creator
Tom E. Lewis Creator
Michael Kantor Director
Melodie Reynolds-Diarra Director
Marion Potts Dramaturg
Natasha Gadd Filmmaker
Rhys Graham Filmmaker
Murray Lui Filmmaker
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Iain Grandage Musical Advisor
John Rogers Musical Arranger
John Rogers Musical Director
Selwyn Burns Musician
Jida Gulpilil Musician
Bart Willoughby Musician
Jada Alberts Performer
Jimi Bani Performer
Frances Djulibing Performer
Rarriwuy Hick Performer
Damion Hunter Performer
Kamahi King Performer
Tom E. Lewis Performer
Natasha Wanganeen Performer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Paul Jackson Set Designer
Michael Kantor Set Designer
David Miller Set Designer
Kelly Ryall Sound Designer
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information This project was assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, Melbourne Festival, Perth International Arts Festival and Sydney Festival.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Festival 2014 programme
Event Identifier 108414