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.