The Living Room Theatre
“the foul of the air”
Presented by the Living Room Theatre
A sound work without a score, a dance piece without steps, theatre without words.
In an abandoned women’s garment factory in Summer Hill, Sydney-based theatre company,
The Living Room Theatre will use the sound of 5 double basses and the movement of frenzied bodies to challenge audiences to see the world a little differently.
The foul of the air Inspired by Charlotte Wood’s award-winning book The Natural Way of Things is a genre bending performance spotlighting the unchecked forms of violence that seep out into the world around us, hidden in plain sight.
This extraordinary work – part of March Dance 2021 – celebrates The Living Room Theatre’s 21st anniversary of artmaking, blurring the lines of concert, dance and theatre to inhabit both space and mind to get to the heart of what it is that allows violence to silently pervade the everyday.
Showcasing 95 dance events in 31 days, March Dance will see 108 artists, 9 organisations in 10 venues throughout Sydney presenting new dance works, residencies, screenings, forums and talks throughout the entire month.
The Living Room Theatre led by founder and artistic director Michelle St Anne creates sensory-rich theatrical experiences in hurt and abandoned spaces that confront the pain and beauty of contemporary life and give voice to the unheard and unseen.
This performance is supported by the Sydney Environment Institute. The foul of the air is part of the Sites of Violence research project conducted at the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney.
What: the foul of the air
Who: The Living Room Theatre
When: 30 March – 3 April 2021
Where: The Landlord, Summer Hill
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