Force Majeure Premieres 'idk' at Carriageworks and Arts House

Published by: Force Majeure | 31-Jul-2023
Australian movement-based theatre company Force Majeure is pleased to present idk, a mesmerising blend of movement and narrative performance, which examines the nuances of navigating consent and the shifting nature of boundaries.
Venue: Carriageworks & Arts House
Address: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015 & 521 Queensberry Street North Melbourne VIC 3051
Date: Sydney 23 to 26 August 2023 and then touring to Melbourne from 30 August to 2 September
Ticket: From $40
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Force Majeure Premieres 'idk' at Carriageworks and Arts House
Opening in Sydney 23 to 26 August 2023 and then touring to Melbourne from 30 August to 2 September, the production is directed by Artistic Director of Force Majeure and intimacy co-ordinator Danielle Micich.

“This work is relevant to all of us. It applies to all sorts of things you may, or may not have, consented to throughout your lifetime. Things that happen to you, or things you encounter, that generate an impulse of response in the body. If we put our impulses under a microscope, we would find that we are navigating miniature intimate scenes all the time, some of which we never share with anyone,” said Danielle Micich.

“In creating idk, I encourage audiences to connect to their own bodies to explore their impulses and responses, and to think about their relationship to thought, action and connection.”

As we recall the firsts that shape us, unpick experiences that get under our skin, and encounter delicate conversations between our bodies, idk encourages exploration of the unsure and unspoken in human interaction.

Provocative and playful, the talented ensemble of three includes Gabriel Comerford (Tas Dance’s Collision), Adriane Daff (The Last Great Hunt’s Lé Nør [The Rain]) and Merlynn Tong (STC’s The Poison of Polygamy).

idk invites audiences to discover the edges of their own boundaries and provokes a new way to continue the conversation about the multiple dimensions of consent.

To coincide with the world premiere of idk, Carriageworks will present Consent on 24 August, where BDSM practitioners, artists and musicians will come together to explore the multiple dimensions of consent.

The line-up includes performances by Sidney McMahon, Mistress Tokyo, Demon Derriere, Luke George and WeiZen Ho, with live music by Sydney-based hip hop and R&B artist BVT and electronic music group Haiku Hands.

During the night, Force Majeure will present a panel discussion titled Consent in Conversation, inspired by Danielle Micich’s work as an Intimacy Director for stage and screen.

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