Event Refractions v.5
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Venue The Wharf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
First Date 12 June 1986
Last Date 14 June 1986
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "...The Bauhaus imagination has been used as a starting point or visual reference for the group to develop an entirely new image.....
Entr'acte's work...is notable for its conceptual imagination, ability to use space, strong sense of form and shape...and its excellent design. It would put many of our more established groups to shame." Mary Emery, The Australian, Mon 19/9/1983.

"A profusion of ideas in design and movement, explored through inquiring minds and flexible bodies, makes Refractions an absorbing, enjoyable and stimulating presentation.
Inspired by the star
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre 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
Elisabeth Burke Performance Artist
Christopher Ryan Performance Artist Replaced Todd Swenson
Pierre Thibaudeau Performance Artist
Fiona Waite Performance Artist Replaced Ami-Lee Taylor
Brian Wilkinson Performance Artist
Catherine De Lorenzo Photographer
Brian Findlay Photographer
Christian Mattis Photographer
Brian Findlay Properties Master / Mistress
Jennifer Rose Properties Master / Mistress
Mary Shanahan Stage Manager
Matthew Serventy Technical Manager
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Based on ideas and theatre of the Bauhaus. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade the tour was the first of three between Entr'acte and Indonesia funded by DFAT for cultural exchange. Everywhere ETL went they gave workshops in Corporeal Theatre and received workshops from music, to dance to juggling.
Data Source
Source Description
Review Rachel Kerr, The Mercury, Hobart, 8 July 1985
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
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
CV EB&PT long CV, p.4, Entr’acte Archives: "June 1986 Refractions Tour to Indonesia, sponsored by the Dpt. Foreign Affairs. Performances in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Ubud."
Review Andrew L. Urban “Feast of mime, movement”, The Australian, Friday 24 May 1985.
Event Identifier 142880