Information

  • When / 6pm, Sat 18 Jul
  • Where / Bagging Room
  • Duration / 50 mins

A String Section

By Reckless Sleepers (Belgium/UK) with Nat Cursio Co. (Australia)

Information

  • When / 6pm, Sat 18 Jul
  • Where / Bagging Room
  • Duration / 50 mins

A String Section is one of Reckless Sleepers’ suite of challenging, moving, and significant works. In 2010 Leen Dewilde started destroying things, smashing cups, breaking down walls, cutting up furniture and sawing the legs off chairs… A String Section started as one of these works, a small set of chairs, women and saws. A project where, the production of sawdust, the left over legs, the half broken chairs, the residue of the action was as important as the action itself. 

A String Section will be performed as a one-off; it is a component of an artistic exchange project between Reckless Sleepers and Nat Cursio Co.

Tickets to this event are FREE but places are limited. Bookings essential.

A work of dazzling maturity.

This Is Tomorrow (UK)

…cunningly swithers (wordlessly) between farcical brinkmanship and a process of unrelenting destruction. By the end, it's hard to avoid unnerving thoughts of our actions, our choices, actually leaving us without a leg (or a planet) to sit on.

The Herald (UK)

Concept, Choreographer, Performer / Leen Dewilde
Direction / Mole Wetherell
Collaborators, Performers / Nat Cursio, Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden, Chimene Steele-Prior

Production partners and supporters

A String Section was originally made with the support of INTEATRO Creative Residency. 

A String Section Australia is supported by the Flemish Government

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Our goal is to build bridges of trust and understanding among people around the world. Through our programmes, we give opportunities to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to learn about British culture and creativity. Our arts team in Australia work with the best of British creative talent to deliver innovative, high-quality events and develop collaborations with artists and cultural institutions. The British Council is proud to support Reckless Sleepers’ work in Australia. For more information visit www.britishcouncil.org.au

Nat Cursio is a resident of The Coopers Malthouse 

Image credit: Guido Calamosca