26 Jul -7 Aug
20 - 31 Jul
20 - 31 Jul
Haunted by his earlier selves, an aging man drifts through a darkening landscape. Ahead is disappointment and behind, the wind erases any trace of footprints. Must he rekindle his passions to go on, or must he - must we all - abandon dreaming?
In 1827 Schubert composed a genre defining song cycle of a lovelorn wanderer; in 2011 director Matthew Lutton explores, with stunning modern sensibility, its eternal themes of loneliness and acceptance, journeying from sweltering Australian suburbia to Schubert's frosted snowscapes.
Exquisite one moment, unsettling the next, Lutton's re-imagining of Die Winterreise unites creative forms of dance, music, theatre and design. With earthy humour and melancholic fragility the legendary Paul Capsis, dancer James O'Hara and actor George Shevstov carry us across the ages of man towards something that may not be salvation, but might resemble something like grace.
Featuring songs by / Franz Schubert
Conceived & Directed by / Matthew Lutton
Original Text by / Tom Holloway
Choreographer / Chrissie Parrott
Set & Costume Designer / Adam Gardnir
Performed by / Paul Capsis, James O'Hara, George Shevtsov, Alister Spen
Original Composition & Sound Design / Kelly Ryall
Additional Arrangements & Composition / Alister Spence
Lighting Designer / Paul Jackson
Music Supervisor / Iain Grandage
Besen Family Artist Program (Stage Management) / Jessica Smithett
Key image photography / Garth Oriander
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