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  • WHEN /

    23 Mar - 2 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Season 2011

Faker

// The show about the show that never happened.

Information

  • WHEN /

    23 Mar - 2 Apr

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

Faker arose out of a two week workshop Chunky Move's Gideon Obarzanek undertook with a young dancer. Despite best intentions, not everything went to plan.

Success, experience and earned respect count for little when pitted against the doubts that haunt an empty studio. In Faker we find Obarzanek at his computer reading an email he received from the young dancer letting him know, in the most brutally honest language, her thoughts on the time spent working with him.

Frank and darkly humorous, Faker exposes the expectations and disappointments, the creative aspirations and personal doubts of dance and theatre making.

In this tour-de-force performance of startling intimacy and revelation, Faker sees its own maker putting himself in the firing line - a rare insight into the mind of one of Australia's most acclaimed creators.

'Deeply involving. Faker does it expertly and memorably.'

- THE AUSTRALIAN

'An intriguing relationship that has parallels in other arts and beyond.'

- SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
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Conceived & Performed by / Gideon Obarzanek
Lighting Designers / Gideon Obarzanek & Chris Mercer
Creative Consultants / Lucy Guerin, Antony Hamilton & Tom Wright

A Chunky Move production. 
In association with Dance Massive. 
Key image photography / Heidrun Löhr