Event The Shape of Time
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Venue Woodward Theatre, Kelvin Grove, QLD
First Date August 1980
Opening Date 1980
Last Date August 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "This season was a double premiere - it was the first full-scale production of this Theatre troupe and the first time Corporeal-Mime has been seen in a full-length show in Australia. The numbers are not written but grow out of many months of improvisation." Article
"Their skilful shifts of weight and balance can be caught and held as surely as a film might be halted in mid-action..." Jill Sykes, SMH.
The preview in the Courier Mail (date unknown, August 1980) says the company performed on the Sunday, and gave workshops on Friday and Saturday.
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Performance Art
Postdramatic
Corporeal Theatre
Subjects Aesthetics
Daily life
Performance art
Poetry
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Gerard Brophy Composer SCMT (ETL) commissioned "Hydra" for the act "The Shadow of Time". Performed by 3 percussionists. Recorded for the performance.
Peter Kerin Composer Composed music for "carvings" : act ! In the Quarry, Act 2 The Block, Acte 3 Unbound Figures. He played the piano and it was recorded for the show.
Jean-Louis Buhagiar Costume Maker Designed and made tights
Elisabeth Burke Costume Maker Props and non-tight costumes.
Pierre Thibaudeau Costume Maker Props and non-tight costumes.
Pierre Thibaudeau Designer Stage Designer for all Entracte (SCMT) performances except On Archeology. Publicity designer for this show.
Elisabeth Burke Director
Pierre Thibaudeau Director
Michael Askill Percussionist Percussionist for "Hydra". Recorded for the performance.
Colin Piper Percussionist Percussionist for "Hydra". Recorded for the performance.
Elisabeth Burke Performer
Pierre Thibaudeau Performer
Catherine De Lorenzo Photographer B&W photos and negatives, and colour slides in the Entr'acte archives.
Peter Kerin Pianist Composed music for "carvings" : act ! In the Quarry, Act 2 The Block, Acte 3 Unbound Figures. He played the piano and it was recorded for the show.
Michelangelo Poet Selections of Michaelangelo's poetry used as voice-over in "Carvings"
Just Jilly Set and/or Property Maker Sewed the grey backdrop.
Sita Stannard Set and/or Property Maker Pierre designed, Sita sewed the blue sheet.
Christopher John Snow Voice Over Artist For some of the sonnets of Michelangelo, used in "Carvings" - a piece in three acts - the second half of the show.
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information THE SHAPE OF TIME 1980-1982: Re 4. Data Sources. Note: the above files cover performances across three years. The show premiered at Kelvin Grove in Brisbane; Sydney premiere season at St John's Hall. Repeat season at Seymour Centre. Toured to Adelaide Festival, Melbourne, and segments of the show were performed around Sydney, and as far as Montreal, C
Data Source
Source Description
Entr'acte Archives EP05: Photo Albums and reviews.
Entr'acte Archives ETL02: Tray 3. slides colour CDL.
Entr'acte Archives ETL26.1: Music audio cassettes for rehearsal x 4.
Review Preview: by Judith Hughey "Their bodies say it all" Brisbane's Courier-Mail, Theatre page. in EP05 Entr'acte archives.
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p.1, Entr’acte Archives
Entr'acte Archives ETL08: photos B&W Carvings. CDL
Entr'acte Archives ETL06.01-ETL06.04: Photo negatives and proof sheets by Catherine De Lorenzo (CDL).
Entr'acte Archives ETL05: slides - a few.
Entr'acte Archives USPS_001-3; 024-28, 042; 069; 072-3: digitised by University of Sydney Performance Studies following inundation.
Entr'acte Archives ETL24: Music Masters and Performance 21 x reel-to-reel 5" and 7".
Entr'acte Archives ETL10: folders of programs, publicity and reviews.
Entr'acte Archives ETL04: slides unmounted CDL
Entr'acte Archives ETL21: Videos x 5
Event Identifier 137234