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Thrilling, surprising, cross-art form tour-de-force for Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra

BY Sirmai Arts Marketing | 22-Jul-2016
Fresh from creating a critical and popular sensation at the NZ Fringe, emerging star of the cross-art form stage Eliza Sanders (directed by brother Charles) tours Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra from September with two stunning shows: Pedal & Castles. #houseofsandarts @houseofsandarts
“Occasionally an artist emerges who possess the thrill to surprise. Eliza Sanders is such an artist… Sanders’ work is a new experience in the lexicon of dance. A refreshing new talent in contemporary Australian dance.” - Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle

In these two solo works, Eliza brings all her dazzling artistic skills to the table. Text, movement, her physically virtuosic dance, visual art influences and song combine to thrill audiences in an intimate theatrical experience.

House of Sand ate up the 2016 NZ Fringe with two new dance/theatre works, winning three awards and seven nominations. Pedal is the company’s first work and the prequel to Castles, winner of two NZ Fringe awards and nominated for four including Outstanding Performer and Best In Fringe.

"45 minutes of weird and wonderful; an exorcism of randomness, a one-woman schizophrenic romp. It is also hilarious, with points of poignancy that give you little moments of “the feels”.” - Jillian Davey, Theatreview

Together, Pedal and Castles chart two parts of an archetypal journey of discovery - in a completely atypical way. Like absurd stream-of-consciousness writing, Eliza finds alogical, illogical and semi-logical connections between ideas and memories — a hive of strangely interconnected questions and musings, from the silly to the sublime. See absurd ending, see strange beginnings, see both. You choose! With special prices available for the double bill.


Creator/Performer Eliza Sanders, Director/Dramaturg Charles Sanders
Sydney Fringe 20-24 Sept at Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St Newtown
Pedal Tues & Thur 7pm, Sat 6pm; Castles Wed, Fri, Sat 7pm
Melbourne Fringe 27 Sep to 1 Oct at Gasworks, 21 Graham St Albert Park
Pedal (Studio) Tue & Fri 8.30pm; Castles (Big House) Tue-Sat 9.30pm
Canberra 6-8 Oct at QL2 Gorman House, 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon
Pedal Sat 7pm; Castles Thurs-Sat 8pm
All Tickets: $25 / $18 ($18/$15 each for double bill)
Bookings: www.houseofsand.org