Event Possessed/Dispossessed v.2
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
Umbrella Event Entr’acte Indonesian DFAT Tour 1992
First Date 21 October 1992
Opening Date 23 October 1992
Last Date 25 October 1992
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Entr'acte has created a rich mix of ideas, images, soundscapes, words and movement in its exploration of the two concepts which form the show's title.....from power and freedom to love and evil…..this is no simplistic enactment of basic definitions but a multi-layered, metaphysical distillation of thoughts and actions….” Jill Sykes, SMH
“Entr’acte has established itself as one of the most respected collectives of actors, writers, composers, directors, dancers and professional artists, not just in Australia but on an international scale”, 3D World.
For anybody who attends the theatre on a regular basis, this production is a refreshing reminder that there is so….so much more to theatre!
This is far from a conventional theatre piece. It has not obvious plot, nor characters with given names or direction. …P/D wrestles with the two opposing concepts that give the production its title. From being possessed or dispossessed by spirit, by evil, by God, by madness.
The set was magnificent….The music was haunting…..” On the Street.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Avant-garde
Corporeal Theatre
Name Function Notes
Mary Ellen Flannery Costume Designer
Pierre Thibaudeau Designer
Elisabeth Burke Director
Sarah de Jong Dramaturg
Paul Baxter Lighting Designer
Simon Wise Lighting Designer
Evdokia Katahanas Performer
Bruce Keller Performer
Katia Molino Performer
Rachael Swain Performer
Binh Duy Ta Performer
Pierre Thibaudeau Performer
Corrie Ancone Photographer
Julieanne Campbell Publicist
Paul Charlier Sound Designer
David Bates Sound Operator/Engineer Recording Engineer
Pascal Baxter Technician
Arif Hidayat Technician
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Additional costumes Mr and Mrs Molino. State Library of NSW - Xerox/Kurzweil Personal Reader.The Listening Room ABC Radio - soundtrack recording. P/D premiered at The Performance Space in 1991. ETL returned to TPS for a brief season prior to 1992 Indonesian tour. Original collaborators included Deborah Leiser, Gregory Hordacre, Rose Clemente and on-stage presence of Paul Charlier.
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database
Entr'acte Archives ETL32: work notes,
Entr'acte Archives ETL10: folders of programs, publicity and reviews ETL07 and ETL09: Photos Corrie Anconé EP18: B&W Photos & proof sheets, and coloured photos,
Review “Possessed/dispossessed”, La Fiamma, 19/10/1992 - a shameless copy of Syke’s 1991 review. ”Break a Leg”- from Stay in touch in The Sydney Morning Herald, 21/10/92 - referenced cancellation of a show because of Pierre’s being stabbed and receiving 12 stitches.
Review “Jill Sykes, "Multi-layered vignette of life after someone lifted off the lid.", The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, February 2, 1991 Preview. Jill Sykes, "Between the first and last acts", The Sydney Morning Herald, January 28, 1991 Tracey Grimson, 3D World, 19 October 1991
Entr'acte Archives ETL26.1 and ETL26.2 DAT show tapes and rehearsal tapes EPV02. EPV07 - demo tapes ETL16 - includes VHS mini. Some VHS with mould. ETL20. USPS_163,_66, _183,
Event Identifier 73683