Event The Black Sequin Dress
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Venue Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Umbrella Event World's Best Theatre Subscription Season 1996
First Date 10 April 1996
Opening Date 10 April 1996
Last Date 13 April 1996
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description A woman in a black sequin dress leaves the children for the evening and goes to a nightclub. In a moment of indecision she glances back, slips and falls. Money, desire, dream, fantasy, memory and myth animate the descent into the underworld and her subsequent ascent. Deriving inspiration from the paintings of Paul Delvaux, Jenny Kemp explores the extraordinary resonances of ordinary action reflected by haunting colours and lyrical distortions.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Contemporary
Surrealism
Performance
Subjects Fantasy
Memory
Myth
Women's Issues
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Romanie Harper Actor
Natasha Herbert Actor
Helen Herbertson Actor
Margaret Mills Actor
Ian Scott Actor
Mary Sitarenos Actor
Greg Stone Actor
Elizabeth Drake Composer
Jacqui Everitt Designer
Jenny Kemp Director
Ben Cobham Lighting Designer
Jenny Kemp Playwright
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure ACT Heritage Library
Data Reviewed By Jenny Fewster (JennyFewster) on 15 April 2013
Event Identifier 67134