13 – 18 March 2018
Experience Theatre Works through new eyes in this intimate live art experience.
Through personal experiences, reflections and cultural perspectives, five performers from Melbourne and Seoul will create connections to the homes, streets and ambience in the area surrounding Theatre Works, linking the theatre to the social and cultural environment in which it sits.
Part of the 2018 Festival of Live Art (FOLA), UNKNOWN NEIGHBOURS begins inside local residences before moving through the streets and into Theatre Works exploring the poetry of the home and the neighbourhood as it seeks to break down and overcome the limitations of traditional theatre.
Known for uncovering the strange personal details that lie beneath the skin of social convention, Melbourne’s Ranters Theatre in collaboration with one of Korea’s most acclaimed performance groups, Creative VaQi promise to lead audiences on a journey, engaging them with their surroundings until the ordinary becomes something else that both reflects what it emerged from and transcends it.
“Lee’s greatest strength lies in his deep contemplation about life and society, his thorough deliberation about the social role of art, and, above all, his positive outlook and faith in humanity.”
JIN-A LEE ON VAQI DIRECTOR, KYUNG-SUNG LEE, AFTER WINNING THE THEATRE CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR 2016
“A stunning psychological as well as theatrical achievement.”
EMER O’KELLY, IRISH INDEPENDENT ON RANTERS THEATRE
110 minutes no interval
ADRIANO CORTESE, KYUNG-SUNG LEE
RANTERS THEATRE, CREATIVE VAQI