Title of work

Fast Yarns

Synopsis

Fast Yarns takes an ironic look at the Australian sense of humour. Anglo-Saxon "Australian folk tales", rib-tickling as they may appear, reveal that laughter at the misfortune of others produces the desired punitive effect of laughter. At the same time Fast Yarns also exposes the flaws in our egalitarian and irreverent attitudes to the environment and human rights.

Choreography

Leigh Warren

Music/sound

Ian Chia

Dancers

Paul Batey, Cate Handley, Wendy McPhee, Catherine O'Brien, Michael O'Donoghue, Jonathan Rees-Osborne

Designers

Costume and Set: Leigh Warren

Premiere

1993

Season/s

Dancelines in 1993

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