Event Refractions v.3
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Venue Théâtre à Dejazet, Paris, France
Umbrella Event Entr’acte European Tour 1985
First Date February 1985
Last Date February 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description The Australian mime company Ent’acte, founded by Elisabeth Burke and Pierre Thibaudeau in 1979, gave a performance last night at The Place as part of the International Mime festival of the programme “Refractions” which clearly established this company as one to be reckoned with, not just in the Australian context but internationally.
All three of the excellent items in the second half showed the same inventiveness and the same combination of abstract geometry, imaginatively designed props and charming human situations which seems to be characteristic of the approach to mime which this company is developing”. Furnau Hall, “Refractions”, The Daily Telegraph, (printed in London & Manchester), January 19, 1985, Entr’acte Archives.
Tom Leabhardt, (Editor, Mime Journal), “…marvellously strong and memorable…..” (referenced in Entr’acte Europe 1985 document. File ETL10). Entr’acte Archives.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Ensemble
Performance Art
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Christopher Allen Administrator
Peter Kerin Composer
Jean-Louis Buhagiar Costume Designer
Melody Cooper Costume Maker
Pierre Thibaudeau Designer
Elisabeth Burke Devisor
Christian Mattis Devisor
Pierre Thibaudeau Devisor
Elisabeth Burke Director
Derek Nicholson Lighting Designer
Scott Blick Performance Artist
Todd Swenson Performance Artist
Ami-Lee Taylor Performance Artist
Pierre Thibaudeau Performance Artist
Brian Wilkinson Performance Artist
Catherine De Lorenzo Photographer
Brian Findlay Photographer
Christian Mattis Photographer
Brian Findlay Properties Master / Mistress
Jennifer Rose Properties Master / Mistress
Matthew Serventy Technical Manager
Geoff Cobham Technician
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Review Furnau Hall, “Refractions”, The Daily Telegraph, (printed in London & Manchester), January 19, 1985, Mime/International Festival p.9. Entr’acte Archives.
CV EB&PT long CV-unedited, Entr’acte Archives, EPT02. Jan 1985 Sell out repeat season of Refractions, The Performance Space, Sydney. Prior to European tour (3rd Sydney season).
Review Tom Leabhardt, Editor, Mime Journal, …”marvellously strong and memorable”….. (Entr’acte Europe 1985 document. File ETL10). Entr’acte Archives.
Entr'acte Archives ETL02: slides - research slides of Paul Klee's work, Nullabor, Wave Rock, Pinnacles, The Performance Space 1984. Indonesia 86&87.
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
Event Identifier 142870