Event Eclipse
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 17 August 1995
Opening Date 19 August 1995
Last Date 3 September 1995
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description “Finally I have felt a feeling which innumerable theatre events are trying to create but fail. This is the first performance which actually does present something exceptional and which is, at the same time, a representative of the Australian spirit",Novosti.
“Eclipse...is a new production by Entr’acte who were exploring hybrid art forms before it was fashionable. This work is a journey through an illness in which movement is amplified by light....(it) is superbly designed with the audience looking down at an event where movement, film and sound combine to make a powerful if sometimes obscure experience”. The Financial Review.
“The regular theatre patron is offered a fresh experience, a spectacular blending of theatrical forms that leaves audiences filled with wonder and delight as they recognise the unexpected and applaud the intellectual and emotional richness of the performance.” Stage Whispers.
“Eclipse interweaves narrative threads with images of light and shadow, belonging and exile...It explores the body in space and the flesh as landscape - mapping a sense of belonging through the journey of illness. Each of the elements is successful in itself. Together though...(they) combine to give the production a stark beauty. This is impressionistic theatre that makes demands on the spectator." La Fiamma
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Experimental
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Pierre Thibaudeau Designer
Elisabeth Burke Director
Elio Gatti Dramaturg
Ivan Sen Filmmaker Recorded both a film and a Beta 1" video, as an AFTERS student
Simon Wise Lighting Designer
Sarah Dunn Performer
Benjamin Grieve Performer
Bruce Keller Performer
Gisele Milon Performer
Katia Molino Performer
Pierre Thibaudeau Performer
Heidrun Lohr Photographer Photographs of actor's bodies for projection on stage during the performance.
Bob Seary Photographer
Paul Charlier Sound Designer
Peter Oldham Video Artist video of bodies for projection on stage during the performance.
Peter Oldham Video Director
Mishline Jammal Voice Over Artist
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Entr'acte Archives ETL 32 - correspondence with Australia council ETL34 correspondence with company, budgets, original reading material, production design and construction papers, publicity, Director’s work file.
Review Zoja Bojic, “Zivot je san” (Life is a Dream), Novosti (serbian language), Monday 21 August, 1995, p.16. Translation in Entr’acte files ETL10. (amazingly beautiful, long, thoughtful review). Jill Sykes, “Six extraordinary bodies”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday August 21, 1995, p.15.
Entr'acte Archives ETL09: photosETL10: folders of programs, publicity and reviews. EP20-21: photo album, proof sheets, negatives. ETL17: sound pulse for slide projection + live music recordings.
Entr'acte Archives EPV06 - three recordings by Peter Oldham, full show and demo tape. And copy of full length filming by AFTER’s Ivan Sen. EPV08: Betacam full program. ETL12: Beta 1” recording Ivan Sen. ETL17: in performance tapes (projections were onto the floor); research, rehearsals.
Review Jonathon Parsons, “Flesh and Blood”, Sydney Star Observer, No 269, Thursday September 7, 1995. Wendy Onslow & Jennie Howe “Eclipse”, Vertigo, Women’s Issue, p.43.
Review Preview. Bryce Corbett, “Sky’s the limit for a view of Eclipse”, The Daily telegraph, Friday August 4, 1995, p.35. “Eclipse is fun for Milon”, The Leader (St. George and Sutherland shire), Thursday August 17, 1995, p.46. Michael Walsh, “Eclipse”, Blitz (UNSW), p.8.
Review Paul McGillick “Best of it”, Financial Review, Weekend Review Arts, Friday August 25, 1995. Paul McGillick “Best of it”, Financial Review, Weekend Review Arts, Friday September 1, 1995. (Second review, see above.)
Performance Space Database
Review Keith Gallasch interviews Elisabeth Burke and Pierre Thibaudeau,”Light dark light”, RealTime 8, August-Sept 1995, p.26. “Entr’acte in eclipse”, Network NSW page of Stage Whispers Performing Arts Magazine, Vol 4, no. 8, September 1995, p.31.
Review Angharad Wynne-Jones and Jonathan Parsons interview “Pierre thibaudeau and Elisabeth Burke”, The Performance Space, Issue #6, winter 1995, pp.24-31. See also program publicity p.23
Event Identifier 72522