Are we not drawn onward to new erA
★★★★★ ‘The simplest response to this phenomenal show is just to say, “wow”.’
‘An inventive, meticulously choreographed, high artistic commentary on humanity’s collective destruction of the Earth.’
‘Life must be lived forwards, but it can only be understood backwards.’ Kierkegaard
Like its title Are we not drawn onward to new erA is a palindrome. You experience it forwards and backwards, because some people believe humanity is moving forward, while others believe the opposite. Some say the world is coming to an end, others call them doomsayers. No matter who’s right, in our quest for progress we have dramatically changed the world we live in.
This powerful piece of theatre presents a visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history and asks: are our actions irreversible or can we undo them?
Belgian performance group Ontroerend Goed’s groundbreaking works have blazed a trail around the world. Ten years after A History of Everything, Perth Festival 2013 they bring to Perth another extraordinary and thrilling show on the edge of visual art and theatre, poetry and politics.
DirectorAlexander DevriendtCastAngelo Tijssens, Giovanni Brand, Jonas Vermeulen, Ferre Marnef, Karolien De Bleser, Britt Bakker, Charlotte De Bruyne, Leonore Spee, Maria Dafneros, Kristien De Proost, Vincent Dunoyer, Michaël PasDramaturgJan MartensScenographyPhilip AguirreLight, Video & SoundJeroen Wuyts & Babette PonceletTechnical AssistanceKlaas Neyt & Jon BarronCostumesCharlotte Goethals & Valerie Le RoyComposerWilliam BasinskiArrangementsJoris BlanckaertFinishing off StatueDaan Verzele, Jelmer Delbecque, Jesse Frans
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Wed 21 – Sun 25 Feb
Mon – Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm Heath Ledger Theatre, 174–176 William Street, Northbridge / Yandilup
Eligible for package discount
Strict lockout: latecomers will not be admitted
Post Show Q&A Thu 22 Feb
Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.
- The performance features William Basinski’s ‘Disintegration Loops’ by Spectra Ensemble
- Mirjam Devriendt