The Oak’s Bride

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The Oak’s Bride is a new physical performance by Red Moon Rising. It is inspired by the poetic novel Gaudete written by notorious poet Ted Hughes. Extreme in physicality and content, The Oak’s Bride immerses the audience in a beautiful and electrifying world.

Using the expressionistic physical theatre style of Butoh as a springboard, Red Moon Rising explores what happens to the human body when its component parts are at war. The Oak’s Bride confronts contemporary issues such as the fragmentation of identity through technology, the archetypal struggle between life and its shadow, and the innately human drive for power over others.

Presented in the bowels of the historic Donkey Wheel House, a Gothic-revival landmark located in central Melbourne, The Oak’s Bride asks: what happens when the primal and evolved collide in a world that, in Hughes’ words, is ‘out of control’?

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This project is part of the 2010 Next Wave Festival’s Dance Program. Click HERE to read more about it.

Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Donkey Wheel House, St Martins, La Mama, Australia-Korea Foundation, Aphids

Artist/s:

Ellen Rijs: Creator; producer Jeremy Neideck: Creator; composer Polly Sara: Creator Angela Cole: Lighting designer; technical manager

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· Dates & Times ·

Performance · Tuesday May 18 from 8:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Wednesday May 19 from 8:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Thursday May 20 from 8:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

EXTRA SHOW!! · Thursday May 20 from 10:30PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Friday May 21 from 8:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Saturday May 22 from 8:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)

Performance · Sunday May 23 from 6:00PM

Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cnr Bourke and Spencer Sreets

Duration: 50 minutes

Price: $17 Full, $12 Concession

Bookings: The Event Shop 1300 727 432, or online (credit card only)



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