Title of work

Plain English

Synopsis

Plain English was made in collaboration with dramaturg Martyn Coutts and the Tasdance dancers. The work puts a microscope on the way Australian politicians speak in our current political climate. As a starting point for the work, recent interviews and speeches from federal politicians were deconstructed, using rhythms, patterns, slogans and stutters to build a choreographic vocabulary that took on a life of its own. What started to reveal itself was the symbiotic relationship between politicians and the media. We began to question: In this mass and mess of media, debate, ratings and polls is there any room to have an authentic conversation about something meaningful? - Liesel Zink

Choreography

Liesel Zink

Music/sound

Mike Willmett

Dancers

Alana Everett, Bec Jones, Alya Manzart, Robert Alejandro Tinning, Joshua ThomsonSharon Lee

Designers

Dramaturg: Martyn Coutts, Lighting: Darren Willmott

Premiere

2016

Season/s

Evolve.Revolve

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