Agni

AGNI Anna Kennedy and Jack Sheppard - photo by Jacinta Oaten.jpgAfter the sell-out success of their 2016 season of Jala, Apollon Studios returns with Agni, the second production in their series of the five Vedic Elements Works: Water, Fire, Wind, Earth and Aether, in the stunning surrounds of Melbourne’s Mission to Seafarers from 6 December 2017.

“Malcolm Berry and I travelled through Mexico last year doing research for Agni,” said director Scott Gooding. “The show is part of a longer artistic investigation and examines the idea of how giving and destructive Fire can be. How even within the destruction there is the ability for it to generate new life.”

“We’ve worked to create a true multi-art form event and it’s exciting to see how audiences will interact with the pieces. We all tend to have a go to” area for most of our art experiences, but with Agni we’re offering a chance to step out of a comfort zone. To experience things that you wouldn’t sometimes have access to.”

Promising to be an exhilarating event, Agni features a two week exhibition of paintings and drawings by Adelaide graphic artist Krystal Brock and painter Malcolm Berry, and a dynamic multi-layered performance running for four nights only. This second instalment of the five planned events once again brings together a diverse team of artists and creatives and is a swirling dervish of theatre, music, and visual art.

Featuring premiere works by award-winning playwright Robert Reid, musician Tim Wild (Taxiride), composer David Balaban and Artistic Director of Apollon Studios, Malcolm Berry, Melbourne art and theatre lovers are invited to experience this unique, one off celebration of the power of Fire.

Director: Scott Gooding Performers: Malcolm Berry, Anna Kennedy, Jack Sheppard, Krystal Brock Musicians: Ash Galea, Christy Flavell, Kavita Kalyan, Aman Kalyan Original Music: David Balaban, Tim Wild Text: Robert Reid Artists: Malcolm Berry, Krystal Brock Curator: Cathy Horsley

Agni (performance)
Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands
Season: 6 – 9 December 2017
Bookings: www.apollonstudios.com.au

Agni (exhibition)
Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands
Exhibition: 6 – 17 December 2017
Free entry

For more information, visit: www.apollonstudios.com.au for details.

Image: Anna Kennedy and Jack Sheppard – photo by Jacinta Oaten

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