Event Possessed/Dispossessed
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
Umbrella Event Festival of Sydney 1991
First Date 26 January 1991
Opening Date 29 January 1991
Last Date 10 February 1991
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description !0 days of performance. 2nd week booked out.
Reviewer's Opinion: "Entr'acte has created a rich mix of ideas, images, soundscapes, words and movement in its exploration of the two concepts which form the show's title.....from power and freedom to love and evil…..this is no simplistic enactment of basic definitions but a multi-layered, metaphysical distillation of thoughts and actions….” Jill Sykes, SMH
“Entr’acte has established itself as one of the most respected collectives of actors, writers, composers, directors, dancers and professional artists, not just in Australia but on an international scale”, 3D World.

An abstract and stylised performance, Possessed/Dispossessed was a non-naturalistic tale of the exploration of certain characters undertaking personal journeys of obsession, self-identity and revelation.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Group-devised
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Elisabeth Burke Administrator
Tracey Ryan Administrator
Mary Ellen Flannery Costume Designer
Big City Production Services P/L Design Consultant
Elisabeth Burke Director
Sarah de Jong Dramaturg
Simon Wise Lighting Designer
Janine Peacock Lighting Operator
Rose Clemente Performer
Gregory Hordacre Performer
Bruce Keller Performer
Deborah Leiser Performer
Wayne Deborah Leiser Performer
Katia Molino Performer
Pierre Thibaudeau Performer
Corrie Ancone Photographer
Jennifer Eather Publicist
Pierre Thibaudeau Set Designer
Paul Charlier Sound Designer
Jenny Turpin Visual Artist
Pascal Baxter Production Assistant
Simon Wise Production Assistant
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Fresh from Toga Festival in Japan.
Data Source
Source Description
Review Tracey Grimson, 3D World, 19 October 1991 Heather Kitson, “Possessed/Dispossessed”, On the Street, 6 February 1991.
Entr'acte Archives EPV02. EPV07 - demo tapes ETL16 - includes VHS mini. Some VHS with mould. ETL20. USPS_163,_66, _183
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p.5, Entr’acte Archives
Performance Space Database Programmes, flyers, posters
Entr'acte Archives ETL10: folders of programs, publicity and reviews ETL07 and ETL09: Photos Corrie Anconé EP18: B&W Photos & proof sheets, and coloured photos
Review Preview. Jill Sykes, "Between the first and last acts", The Sydney Morning Herald, January 29, 1991.
Entr'acte Archives ETL32: work notes
Review Jill Sykes, "Multi-layered vignette of life after someone lifted off the lid.", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, February 2, 1991.
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record January 1991
Entr'acte Archives ETL26.1 and ETL26.2 DAT show tapes and rehearsal tapes.
Event Identifier 13113