BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

Presented by Sydney Festival, ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Jacob Boehme

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 20 245 WILSON STREET EVELEIGH
21 January 2017 - 25 January 2017

We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us.

A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay,
Blak and poz identities.

BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.

Supported by the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts and the Australia Council, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and the RE Ross Trust.

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SHOW CREDITS

Writer/Performer Jacob Boehme

Director Isaac Drandic

Choreographer Mariaa Randall

Sound Designer James Henry

Spatial Designer Jenny Hector

Dramaturge Chris Mead

Movement Consultant Rinske Ginsberg

Projection Designer Keith Deverell

Costume Designer Kelsey Henderson

REVIEWS

“Theatre and dance don’t usually achieve such compelling synergy as they do under Isaac Drandic​’s direction. And Boehme is marvelous: his charismatic presence and easy smile, graceful movement and the emotional intelligence behind his storytelling make this an entertaining, moving work that elicits as much empathy as laughter. ★★★★½” – Cameron Woodhead, The Age, 2 June 2016


“Blood on the Dance Floor is an impressive accomplishment on many levels… it’s well-proportioned and beautifully crafted, but perhaps most importantly, it tells a story that is rarely heard in a way that is accessible and, ultimately, affirming. ★★★★½”  Maxim Boon, Limelight Magazine, 2 June 2016

PRODUCTION HISTORY

1 – 6 June 2016 – Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall

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