Show 1 (August 31 at 7.30 pm)
piano (in seven parts): Six people meet unexpectedly across time and space at the Pacific Hotel in Lorne. D.H Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling and Mark Twain are among them.
with liz jones, john bolton, meredith rogers, david pidd, elly varrenti, tony yap, john jacobs and domenico de clario
Show 2 + 3 (Sept 1 + 2 at 7.30 pm)
flowers for lorne / an improvised sound performance inspired by rudyard kipling’s poetic description of the erskine river flowing through lorne.
with domenico de clario / raka supriatna / ayako fuji / tony yap
D. H. Lawrence, Mark Twain and Rudyard Kipling all visited Lorne between 1894 and 1923. They meet in the ballroom of the Pacific Hotel, along with Lawrence’s wife Frieda, Twain’s daughter Suzy and Kipling’s fiancée Carrie. They’re astonished to somehow have arrived here at the bottom of the world and to find themselves in such a strangely confronting land. They proceed to share their fear of this foreign-ness, but it’s the women’s intuition that crucially expands the writers’ awareness.
Show credits: Liz Jones, Meredith Rogers, Tony Yap, Raka Supriatna, Ayako Fujii, Ezra Demchy, Domenico de Clario
Image by Darren Gill
Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.
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.