Calls to 1194 is immersive, electronic storytelling:
A woman’s heart has stopped working, and she won’t last the night. Lying in the Emergency Department, she has to learn very quickly how to die, discovering along the way what it is to truly live. In this meditation on love and connectedness, she remembers life’s small miracles – light, colour, water – miracles she took for granted, much like her beating heart. These thoughts and discoveries are expanded in the live soundtrack where harmonics draw us down to our deepest self. But we are running out of time …
Calls to 1194 is based on the near-death experience of writer Sandra Thibodeaux who performs the text within a live soundtrack created by Panos Couros on a subharmonicon. Together, they create a fusion of voice, harmonics, heartbeats and a ‘talking clock’, offering a story ‘… beautifully told with an expansive and deeply atmospheric soundtrack’ (Nicky Fearn).
Calls to 1194 is an audio guide on life, death and regeneration – for ourselves, and for a planet in crisis. ‘[It has] … so many universal observations, metaphor and allegory … It is a deeply personal story but also an Everyone’s’ (Gillian Harrison). This work is a gift.
Sandra Thibodeaux (writer/performer) is a playwright, screenwriter and poet. She has written 18 plays that have been staged across Australia and Indonesia, and broadcast on Radio National. Her latest plays include The Age of Bones, A Smoke Social, Mr Takahashi (and other falling secrets) and The Lion Tamer. Sandra has twice won the NT Literary Awards, and has been short-listed for the Patrick White, Griffin and Green Room awards.
Panos Couros (sound designer/composer/electronic musician) is an electronic music artist who has created works for the Sydney Dance Company, Garry Stewart and Tess de Quincey. In Darwin, Panos has scored Goose Lagoon for Garry Lang’s NT Dance Company and sound designed Highway of Lost Hearts; The Adventures of Namikili; The Lion Tamer; The Glass Menagerie; The Age of Bones and Daly River Girl. http://panx.com.au
Ticket price $15.00 - $20.00
RestrictionsContains adult themes Contains drug references Contains strong language References to animal cruelty, bestiality or animal death References violence or domestic violence
- Wheelchair friendly
- Open accessible toilet
- Uni-sex toilets available