Embracing connection, belonging and being together, Here We Are Amongst You is choreographed by the 14 people with diverse bodies, minds and imaginations who make up the acclaimed Rawcus ensemble.
As the ensemble created this work over three years, they constantly questioned: what does the world need right now? Here We Are Amongst You is a raw and exuberant gathering performed in the round.
Rawcus Artistic Director, Kate Sulan says the ensemble have devised a work of generosity and care, “No two people will share the same experience, but everyone will be part of the warmth and connection that underscores this work,” she said.
Here We Are Amongst You will be Sulan’s swansong with Rawcus after founding the company 22 years ago. “It’s been a privilege and joy to collaborate with the Rawcus ensemble over so many years. This work really captures the delight we find in creating work together,” said Sulan.
“This is a warm, joyous and intoxicating new work that speaks about significant encounters. It’s like a meditation on intimacy and togetherness after the untethering and isolating experiences throughout the pandemic.”
Here We Are Amongst You will illuminate aspects that surround reverence, kindness, generosity, grace and care. It is about connection, acceptance and welcoming all our differences with grace.
Director: Kate Sulan | Devised and Performed by the Rawcus Ensemble: Clem Baade, Michael Buxton, Harriet Devlin-Dunbar, Rachel Edward, Nilgun Guven, Joshua Lynzaat, Paul Matley, Mike Mc Evoy, Ryan New, Kerryn Poke, Louise Riisik, Prue Stevenson, Danielle von der Borsch | Designer: Emily Barrie | Composer / Sound Designer: Jethro Woodward | Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre | Co-devisor / Dramaturge: Ingrid Voorendt | Stage Manager: Jess Keepence | Production Manager: Alana Hoggart | Executive Producer: Jacque Robinson
Here We Are Amongst You
Arts House -North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne
Season: 29 June – 10 July 2022
For more information, visit: www.rawcus.org.au for details.
Image: Here We Are Amongst You – photo by Aaron Walker