Performance: WHELPING BOX
23 OCTOBER - 3 NOVEMBER
Tue 23 Oct, Wed - Sat 8pm | Sat 27 Oct 2pm
DURATION: 75 mins
[Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh 2015]
FREE for Performance Space Members
Whelping Box is a place to test the body, the performer, and the spectator. It is a place of permission, of what we allow of each other. A breeding ground for wild things, for dogs and gods.
Two performers chain themselves to stakes, to test their limits and strip themselves of civility. With ritual, endurance, dancing and fighting they construct a self-made mythology.
They are your guides, guinea pigs and preachers. They feed on your energy in a series of tasks that form a darkly humorous attempt to transcend the confines of normality.
With the spectators seated around the action inside a 9 x 9 metre wooden box, nothing escapes the eye. Glorified acts of machismo, strange rituals and power games put on display our most primal desires.
An absurd spectacle, carried off with absolute conviction.
A new collaboration between Branch Nebula (Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters), Matt Prest and Clare Britton.
Friday 26 October: after-show Q&A Session - Meet the artists behind Whelping Box.
Co-Creators Clare Britton, Matt Prest and Branch Nebula – Lee Wilson, Mirabelle Wouters
Performers Matt Prest and Lee Wilson
Designers Clare Britton and Mirabelle Wouters
Sound Artist Jack Prest
Produced by Performing Lines
IMPORTANT NOTICE: this performance has a strict lock out, latecomers will not be admitted. It contains nudity and is recommended for audiences over 16 years.
Whelping Box is supported by the Australia Council, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. Its development was assisted by Critical Path and HotHouse Theatre’s A Month in the Country residential program, a project delivered in partnership with Albury City.
Branch Nebula is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) for Artists NSW, a joint initiative of the Australia Council and Arts NSW, managed by Performing Lines.
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