Life is a horizontal fall - Jean Cocteau
Inspired by surrealist French filmmaker Jean Cocteau, PLUNGE spins a compelling new tale inspired by iconic legends Orpheus and Eurydice. Delving into all the meta-themes of tragic drama but with a contemporary burn: an opera diva, a marriage proposal, a fall from grace, love, grief and the liminal zone between death and life - a place where the arrow of time can be reversed. Can you restore what is already broken? Or should we, like Cocteau, embrace the inevitable?
Drawing from Cocteau’s stunning 1950’s film ‘Orpheus’, utilising video to create the scenography and combining dynamic movement scores with texts written by the cast and snippets from Cocteau’s screenplay, PLUNGE presents a collage of ideas to harness and develop contemporary performance practice.
Theatre Fellow and director, Linda Luke has been a dancer and performance maker since 1997. She has made a number of solo works that have been presented in Australia and in Los Angeles. Her most recent solo production Still Point Turning premiered at Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2014. Since 2004, she has performed in numerous productions for
7 - 10 October 2015 @ 8pm
Performance Space, 25.168
School of the Arts, English & Media UOW