Event Axeman Lullaby
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Venue Chunky Move Studios, Southbank, VIC
First Date 7 August 2008
Opening Date 7 August 2008
Last Date 17 August 2008
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Axeman Lullaby is a collaborative exploration and reflection on the physical and climatic characteristics of Australian wood chopping and early Victorian bush settlements. Underpinning this new work is the desire to recreate a sense of Australian cinematic landscapes. In the mid 70s and early 80s Australian cinema produced a flood of films that captured a raw and experimental identity about suburban and indigenous myth. These films offered a somewhat serial and eerie portrayal about our past and unsettled future.

The powerful image of a man swinging an axe in the forensic nightmare of Thom
Primary Genre Dance
Subjects Australia
Films
Myth
Rural areas
Sport
Violence
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Phillip Adams Choreographer
David Chisholm Composer
Doyle Barrow Costume Designer
Carlee Mellow Dancer
Clair Peters Dancer
Stuart Shugg Dancer
Joanne White Dancer
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Niklas Pajanti Lighting Designer
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web Malthouse website
Event Identifier 76537