Word Made Flesh: The Uncommon Life and Execution of Jesus of Nazareth
25 Aug 2016 until 27 Aug 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Carnal meets sacred in this inventive retelling of one of the most influential stories of the last 2000 years. Tragic, farcical and punchy, five actors on a small stage push the expressive potential of their bodies to reimagine the familiar tale in unfamiliar ways and striking ways.
Word Made Flesh plays at Annandale Creative Arts Centre the 25th, 26th and at Newtown Mission the 27th of August.
Playing in ‘tréteau’ (platform) style, this daring form unleashes a potent theatricality through its minimalistic conventions. Using the actors’ movement as central in creation, the elements of text, character, space, gesture and rhythm are poetically condensed and distorted. This radical economy challenges the cast to find a new physical language to evoke entire worlds. The grotesque landscapes of Butoh dance and the rascally anarchism of Bouffon theatre also inspire this original group-devised work.
Jesse Secomb, (Co-Director and Performer) encountered this gritty form of theatre whilst studying at the school of Jacques Lecoq last year, “ I have a very short attention span and exploring this kind of theatre put dynamite in my brain, blasting away my preconceived notions of acting. I got thinking about what stories have become worn out beneath layers of representation and what stories still speak with social relevance.”
Visceral, epic and innovative, the experienced ensemble utilize their skills as improvisers, dancers and acrobats – reincarnating afresh an ancient narrative in a provocative and profound fashion, whatever your beliefs.
Cast: Alex Kelly, Kieran Mitchell, Jesse Secomb, Keila Terencio, Anne Wilson
FULL $15/ Concession $10 Tickets available on the door.
Fifty percent of proceeds will go to the UNHCR Syrian Crisis Appeal.
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