Event The Shape of Time
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Venue Downstairs Theatre, Chippendale, NSW
First Date 11 February 1981
Last Date 21 February 1981
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description "...the public (will) see a variety of styles of playing - lyrical, dramatic and comic.... Corporeal-mime... stimulates the imagination, because it is an evocative art. These moving actors perform on an uncluttered stage."Quote from Jill Sykes, review of first season at St John's Hall. Used on the publicity for repeat season at Seymour Downstairs.

"Elisabeth Burke and Pierre Thibaudeau have astonishing mastery over their muscles. 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.
"We are stunned not by their defiance of gravity, but by the sense of it that governs their every move" Kerry Brown,
“It is a delight to see their indivisibility, grace and absorption", Carol Payne, North Shore Times Feb 25 1981.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Performance Art
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 1 In the Quarry, Act 2 The Block, Act 3 Unbound Figures. He played the piano and it was recorded for the show.
Jean-Louis Buhagiar Costume Maker Designed and created the tights.
Elisabeth Burke Costume Maker Costume and prop maker
Pierre Thibaudeau Costume Maker Costume and prop maker
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 Manuell Lighting Designer
Gary Luke Lighting Operator
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
Just Jilly Set and/or Property Maker Made the grey backdrop
Sita Stannard Set and/or Property Maker Made 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 Included children's matinees from Monday, February 23-Friday 27, 1981 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 segme
Data Source
Source Description
Entr'acte Archives THE SHAPE OF TIME Slides: ETL02: Tray 3; ETL04: unmounted; ETL05: a few. Photos: EP05; ETL06: Negatives and proof sheets; ETL08: B&W Carvings. Programs, publicity and reviews; ETL10, EP05
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited 1979-1991, p.2, Entr’acte Archives
Entr'acte Archives THE SHAPE OF TIME ETL24: Music Masters and Performance 21 x reel-to-reel 5" and 7". ETL26.1: Music audio cassettes for rehearsal x 4. ETL21: Videos x 5, USPS_001-3; 024-28, 042; 069; 072-3: digitised by University of Sydney Performance Studies following inundation.
Event Identifier 142794