Image: Sandra Parker
Presented by Dancehouse with the support of the Keir Foundation
The Recording is a dynamic new work about making a film. Created with long time collaborators Steven Heather, Rhian Hinkley and Jennifer Hector, The Recording treats the stage as a film set, with cast and crew placed on stage together. The work follows three performers as they prepare for, rehearse and perform a series of scenes that are recorded, re-recorded and transformed through ‘full-blown’ cinematic soundscapes and emotional, dramatic lighting.
The Recording subverts what we perceive is happening on stage; to open up interpretation; to build a sense of uncertainty and vulnerability; and to create space to notice what goes on between scenes that is usually hidden from the audience. The work exposes our assumptions and prejudices – the risk of blind acceptance, our desire for perfection but our human failings, and our own vulnerability in the face of media manipulation. The Recording questions our propensity for believing anything ‘recorded’ about our selves or others is a true representation, when often, what goes on behind the scenes tells a different story.
Director/Choreographer: Sandra Parker
Performers: Fiona Cameron, Trevor Patrick, Phoebe Robinson
Projection Designer: Rhian Hinkley
Composer: Steven Heather
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Hector
The Recording is supported by Arts Victoria, City of Port Phillip and the Besen Family Foundation