The mystery and delight of the cycle of life, and sustainability in performance, are celebrated in this magical work commissioned specially for La Mama’s War-Rak Banksia Festival.

Look up – and listen. What’s that? The dark and the stars, trees and grass, a moth, an eel – or is it a fish? Birds fly by, or are they leaves, blown by the wind? This short outdoor performance work celebrates the mystery and delight of the cycle of life, as wonderful and surprising life forms emerge from sound, light and bodies in the space, the rhythm of the moon waxing and waning. SUSTAIN connects the brand new rebuilt La Mama HQ complex with its roots in the seasons and on country, sharing hope for a sustainable future. 

LOCATION: Bridge Link

Conceived by: Alison Richards and Kaira Hachefa

Written and directed by: Alison Richards

Music composed, performed and recorded by: Elissa Goodrich

Performed by: Alison Richards, Glenn Shea, Kaira Hachefa, Anso Biguet

Object design and construction: Hahnie Goldfinch

Lighting design, technical operation and crowd control: Bronwyn Pringle, La Mama staff and volunteers

Thanks to Glenn Shea for cultural advice and Jason Whyte for structural advice

Viva La Mama!

Specific accessibility information for this event:

Visual Rating: 50%
Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences

Aural Rating: 75%
Mainly sound-based, with visuals only incidental to the work, so blind or low vision audiences can have close to the full experience of the event.