Performance Space and Blacktown Arts Centre present the premiere of Within & Without, a new interactive performance that explores the landscape, history and culture of Manila. Blurring the lines between theatre and visual arts, this project will take over both gallery and performance spaces of Blacktown Arts Centre for less than two weeks only (June 22 - July 2).
Inspired by the grand scale of Manila’s urban sprawl, Within & Without searches for the city’s complex character. It’s an exploration of how capital cities through their architecture, mythologies and histories represent and personify the cultural identity of a nation.
Audiences will be immersed in a physical reproduction of the city of Manila made entirely out of recycled cardboard boxes, shadow play and surround sound environments.
Within & Without is the second collaboration between contemporary performance maker Deborah Pollard, Filipino/Australian artists Paschal Daantos Berry and Valerie Berry, with Manila-based multimedia company Anino Shadowplay Collective; their first collaborative project was the critically acclaimed The Folding Wife which was produced by Urban Theatre Projects in partnership with Blacktown Arts Centre in 2007 and toured nationally in 2010.
Where: Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
When: 22 June – 2 July, Wed--Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm and 8pm
Tickets: $30 Full / $20 Concession /
Preview: Wed 22 June 2011: All tickets $20
Bookings: Blacktown Arts Centre, 9839 6558