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Body of Knowledge

Samara Hersch & Company

Body of Knowledge
  • Australia


Presented in association with PICA – Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts & WA Youth Theatre Company

In response to WA’s border arrangements under WA’s revised Safe Transition Plan, Perth Festival, PICA and WAYCO regret to advise that Body of Knowledge is being postponed to another date to be confirmed in November.

Unfortunately with key artists interstate, it is not possible to bring this production to you at this time. We realise this is disappointing but we hope you understand.

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Thank you and we hope to see you at a Perth Festival event soon.

Lead Artist
Samara Hersch
Maria Rößler
Creative Technologist
Fred Rodrigues and Tilman Robinson
Artistic Associate
Cassandra Fumi
Set Designer
Belle Santos
Lighting Designer
Jen Hector
Freya Waterson
Artistic Advisors
Mette Ingvartsen and Edit Kaldor

And a team of extraordinary young people from across Western Australia

Samara Hersch – Creator & Director

Samara is an artist and theatre director based between Naarm (Melbourne) and Amsterdam, whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. She recently completed her Masters at Das Theatre in Amsterdam. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy through imagining new artistic frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit. Samara focuses on critical trans-generational dialogue with an enquiry into conversation as performance. She is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Rotterdam and is part of the EU Network; ACT; Art Climate Transition. She is a winner of the Green Room Award for Best Contemporary and Experimental Performance 2017 and recipient of the ZKB Patronage Prize and Audience Prize, Theater Spektakle Zurich 2019.


Production Image

  • Robert Catto

Promotion Image

  • Pier Carthew


  • Co-commissioned by SICK! Festival, Manchester and Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, Performance Space, Sydney. Realised in the framework of the European Project Be SpectACTive! and funded by Australia Council for the Arts
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