Celebrating an enduring connection with Performance Space’s 30 year history, Kellaway brings us Brief Synopsis – an entrancing mix of heartbreaking drama, sumptuous music, and the cool allure of France’s filmic Nouvelle Vague.
Brief Synopsis is set within a specially commissioned world of large-scale animated photography by Kellaway’s long term associate Heidrun Löhr, and performed with a virtuosic ensemble of three celli, double bass and piano that evokes classical music’s timeless greats (Strauss, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart).
Brief Synopsis places Kellaway, Katia Molino and David Buckley centre-stage in Carriageworks’ epic Bay 17, guiding audiences through an arresting narrative where a beautiful naked woman, ‘of a certain age’, brutally stabs a young man to death…..
This is a re-sculpting of contemporary theatre into a kinetic spectacle of cinematic proportions – a watershed moment for Performance Space, The opera Project and You’re History!
‘Theatre as loud and soft bits… fast and slow. Brief Synopsis is a performance work redolent of the aesthetics of abstract painting – where the audience is encouraged to look at, rather than through the artefact,” says creator, Nigel Kellaway.
Brief Synopsis is presented as part of You’re History! an electrifying 12-day season of all Australian-made performances celebrating 30 years of Performance Space.
Created by: Nigel Kellaway, Katia Molino, David Buckley, Heidrun Löhr, Richard Montgomery, Steve Meyer, Laura Moore, Catherine Upex, Ashley Kurrle, Benjamin Au, Clytie Smith, Hans Bildstein
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Season: 27 – 29 November 2013
Bookings: 1300 723 038 or online at: www.performancespace.com.au
For more information, visit: www.performancespace.com.au for details.
Image: The opera Project Inc. Brief Synopsis (2013) – photo by Heidrun Löhr