6–9 JANUARY Campbelltown Arts Centre $30 + BF
Explicit Contents
Explicit Contents
6–9 JANUARY Campbelltown Arts Centre $30 + BF
6–9 JANUARY
Explicit Contents
$30 + BF
RHIANNON NEWTON WORLD PREMIERE

The edge of the body has disappeared; the environment has seeped inside and come to live amongst body parts; the nervous system feels its way far beyond the skin. 

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre, Explicit Contents is a new dance work from acclaimed Sydney-based choreographer, Rhiannon Newton. Describing visceral transactions between humans and their worlds, the work tells hyper-real stories about the contents of two bodies as they are made and remade by the forces of their surroundings. Burning and cooling, hungering and satiating, incorporating and expelling, the body becomes an explicit site of action and exchange.

Featuring Sydney-based dancers, Ivey Wawn and David Huggins, and sound design by Peter Lenaerts (Brussels/Sydney), Explicit Contents presents an evocative journey through the body’s entanglement with the environment. Reimagining bodies as watery vessels, techno-chemical conglomerates and thermo-dynamic machines, this new work not only asks what impacts humans are having on their environment, but questions what these impacts feel like.

Runtime: 60 mins
Venue
Performance Times

Wed 6 Jan at 7.30pm
Thu 7 Jan at 7.30pm
Fri 8 Jan at 6pm
Fri 8 Jan at 8.30pm
Sat 9 Jan at 4.30pm*
Sat 9 Jan at 7.30pm

* Relaxed Performance w/ Audio Description, Auslan Interpretation and 4pm Tactile Tour

Ticketing and Pricing
  • Reserved Full Price – $30
    + booking fee

    Please note that paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
    If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.

Accessibility

Relaxed Performance
The 4.30pm performance on Saturday 9 January will be a relaxed performance with Audio Description, Auslan Interpretation and a 4pm Tactile Tour beforehand.  

Important Info

Warning – this performance may contain nudity. 

Photo: Rafaela Pandolfini

Cast and Credits

Director and Choreographer Rhiannon Newton
Performer Ivey Wawn
Performer David Huggins
Music and Sound design Peter Lenaerts
Dramaturg Lizzie Thomson 
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Costume Designer Agnes Choi
Outside Eye Nikki Heywood and Victoria Hunt
Producer Anthea Doropoulos 
Assistant Producer Nikoletta Minns


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