Event Refractions v.2 & Worlds Apart
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Venue Church Theatre, Hawthorn, VIC
Umbrella Event Entr’acte AETT (NSW ACT Vic) Tour 1984
First Date 24 July 1984
Opening Date 24 July 1984
Last Date 28 July 1984
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A series of works inspired by the Bauhaus. The emphasis is on movements of the body, interwoven with light, colour, music and occasional sound
"A bewitching level of creativity" The Herald (Melb).
"disciplined and impeccable. the whole programme adds a new and interesting dimension to theatre going." The Age.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Visual Theatre
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Christopher Allen Administrator
Peter Kerin Composer
Jean-Louis Buhagiar Costume Designer
Mary Shanahan Costume Maker
Elisabeth Burke Devisor
Christian Mattis Devisor
Pierre Thibaudeau Devisor
Gary Luke Lighting Designer
Lesley Buckley Performance Artist
Elisabeth Burke Performance Artist
Rosie Herberte Performance Artist
Pierre Thibaudeau Performance Artist
Christian Tremblay Performance Artist
Brian Findlay Properties Master / Mistress
Jennifer Rose Properties Master / Mistress
Geoff Cobham Technician
Trevor O'Conner Technician
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Australia Council awarded a Touring and Access Grant. Week in Melbourne fully sponsored by AETT.
Data Source
Source Description
Review "A bewitching level of creativity", The Herald, (Melb). (fragment of review found in Entr'acte Archives)
Entr'acte Archives ETL10 - folder of programs, leaflets and reviews EP05: Photos and reviews across many iterations EP07: Photos, negs, proof sheets and & unmounted Slides ETL08: B&W photos and negs
Entr'acte Archives ETL26.1: Audio performance cassettes including ABC interview with Jill Sykes re Refractions 14/9/83, masters for Gt.Brit. ETL21-22; USPS_18,_40, _44, _50-52; EPV01&05 Videos
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p. , Entr’acte Archives
Report AETT: Annual Report 1984, Chairman Andrew Brigger’s address, p. 4, Paragraph 2, “the corporeal mime company Entr'acte toured to Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra and Melbourne, playing REFRACTIONS to capacity audiences and involving local groups in workshops”.
Entr'acte Archives ETL02: slides - research slides of Paul Klee's work, Nullabor, Wave Rock, Pinnacles, The Performance Space 1984. Indonesia 86&87.
Review Leonard Radic, Essays in motion, The Age, 26 July 1984, 14. Preview in Australian Nouveau Theatre, ANT News July - Sept 1984, July-sept 1984, p.3
Review Jim Waites, The National times, “ This small company is very special…they celebrate the human spirit through the exploration of the human forms…amongst the most absorbing performance events of the year.” Entr’acte Archives.
Review Brian Hoad, “Ballet is Loosing its footing”, (Dance page), The Bulletin, June 12, 1984. Entr’acte Archives Warren Ashleigh, entire Dance page review of Refractions May , 1984, Sydney Gay News, June 1984, p.42, Entr'acte Archives.
Review The Bulletin: “an immaculate display…magically mind-expanding”. 1985? Entr’acte Archives. Jill Sykes, “Different, but still exciting”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, June 2, 1982, Entr'acte Archives.
Event Identifier 109601