DEMOLISH takes an evocative look at Austrlia's landscape and home, through an enthralling blend of dance and physical theatre, lighting, projections, original soundtrack and heavy machinery.
The land the Dja Dja Wurrung call ‘upside down country’ has been ravaged by the goldrush, stripped and ploughed into farmland and now faces more cataclysmic change into houses, factories and freeways. Demolition continues through every generation as a new future evolves. What are the losses? And what are the gains?
Audiences will experience DEMOLISH on an iconic Bendigo site on Dja Dja Wurrung country, which has been peopled over time by indigenous people, settler/farmers and in its recent history students who lived in its teacher’s college dormitories and attended La Trobe University courses. Now a development site slated for medium density housing to be built around its remaining 'Pleasantvale' homestead, the location is resonant of the issues that have informed this theatrical spectacle to be played on its grounds.
Commissioned by Creative Victoria for the Regional Centre for Culture, supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and Latrobe University, DEMOLISH will be performed on the ancient land of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans.
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