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Are we not drawn onward to new erA

Ontroerend Goed

Are we not drawn onward to new erA Wed 21 – Sun 25 Feb Heath Ledger Theatre $29 – $69
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Wed 21 – Sun 25 Feb at Heath Ledger Theatre, from $29 – $69

★★★★★ ‘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.

Alexander Devriendt
Angelo 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 Pas
Jan Martens
Philip Aguirre
Light, Video & Sound
Jeroen Wuyts & Babette Poncelet
Technical Assistance
Klaas Neyt & Jon Barron
Charlotte Goethals & Valerie Le Roy
William Basinski
Joris Blanckaert
Finishing off Statue
Daan Verzele, Jelmer Delbecque, Jesse Frans
Time & Location

Wed 21 – Sun 25 Feb

Mon – Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm Heath Ledger Theatre, 174–176 William Street, Northbridge / Yandilup



  • Premium

    • Adult: $69
    • Festival Club: $62
  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $59
    • Festival Club: $53
    • Concession: $50
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $49
    • Festival Club: $44
    • Concession: $41
    • Student Special: $29

Eligible for package discount

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  • Audio described performance Fri 23 Feb 7.30pm
  • Tactile tour available before the show Fri 23 Feb at 6.30pm

Contains strobe and haze effects.

Strict lockout: latecomers will not be admitted

Connect Events

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

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