Title of work

Mercy: A dance for the Forgotten

Synopsis

Mercy: A dance for the Forgotten observes the survival and strength of the human spirit in times of adversity. It explores the universal themes of imprisonment and death, deeply rooted in both Tasmania's convict past, with its model prisons at Port Arthur and in the many repressive regimes around the world, none more infamous that Argentina in the 1970's with its detention camp La Escuelita (The Little School). The sheer poetry of this work builds a bridge between misery and joy that challenges and disturbs but also touches the soul with its gift of light out of the darkness. Mercy: A dance for the Forgotten shows how the human spirit brings us hope in times of need. And hope, like love transcends all.

Choreography

Raewyn Hill

Music/sound

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Marian Vespers

Dancers

Floeur Alder, Derrick Amanatidis, Trisha Dunn, Malcolm McMillan, James Shannon, Tanya Voges

Designers

Set and Costume: Greg Clarke, Lighting: Daniel Zika

Premiere

2007

Season/s

Mercy: A dance for the Forgotten in 2007. Download the program

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