Event Concerto
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 22 May 1985
Opening Date 22 May 1985
Last Date 8 June 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "The company clearly places great importance on perfection, and Concerto made it obvious why they made such an impact in London - as they did on the opening night audience here. Mime and movement are transformed into visual theatrical poetry, images, and symbols woven together in elegant and eloquent concepts......
…This is, indeed, creative adventure for a mime company. While the images and the mime itself convey emotions and ideas very well, overall the work is still open enough for the viewer to translate quite freely. This is, perhaps, its biggest attraction.
The elements that make up the work come together cohesively - things like slides used in tandem with a giant drape in a striking, moving montage. The music, prompting the intellect and the motion, is well punctuated by the rhythms created but the performers.
The concept of harmony is well defined and explored by the time disharmony makes its entrance - a figure in black and quite Mad Max-ish.” Andrew L Urban, The Australian.

“…Time is slowed down by the elaborate, seductive mime-a precise display that is organic in its unity as well as expressing humour in its irony and whimsy…engages the audience by the skill of its presentation and its intriguing mystery.
Act two is simply mesmerising." Village Voice
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Visual Theatre
Physical Theatre
Group-devised
Avant-garde
Postdramatic
Corporeal Theatre
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Pierre Thibaudeau Director
Elisabeth Burke Performance Artist
Kayoko Kitamichi Performance Artist
Todd Swenson Performance Artist
Ami-Lee Taylor Performance Artist
Pierre Thibaudeau Performance Artist
Brian Wilkinson Performance Artist
Regis Lansac Photographer
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Review Andrew L. Urban “Feast of mime, movement”, The Australian, Friday 24 May 1985.
Review “Concerto” Village voice, Issue 2, May 23, 1985.
Review Preview. Jill Sykes, “Wordless players strike out again”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, May 20, 1985. "New Season by entr'acte, Trust News, 10 May 1985
Entr'acte Archives EP09: Photos, proofsheets, Negatives, slide sheets. ETL08: Photos (Regis Lansac) - maybe some of Timescape’86 ETL10: Reviews x 3
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p.4, Entr’acte Archives
Entr'acte Archives ETL26: Music: music master class by greg; live sound Entr’acte performers. Plus Alan Stivell, Brian Eno, John Hassell, M. Kagel. ETL22: Video EPV01: Video
Event Identifier 142539