Expires 5pm (AEST) Thursday 28 May 2020
Graeme Murphy, Australia’s premier choreographer, returned to essentials for his contemporary one-act work The Narrative of Nothing. Murphy plays with the notion that audiences, when confronted by purely abstract works, map their own narrative on to what they see. The score, Brett Dean’s Fire Music, was written as a response to the Black Saturday bushfires that raged across Australia’s east coast in 2009. The costumes by Jennifer Irwin, Murphy’s long-time collaborator, are sewn with tiny mirrors that reflect the searing golden rays of Damien Cooper’s lighting design.
This production was filmed in 2012 at Arts Centre Melbourne, with Orchestra Victoria.
Click to access the original production program and the cast sheet.
Choreography Graeme Murphy
Creative Associate Janet Vernon
Music Brett Dean
Costume design Jennifer Irwin
Stage and lighting design Damien Cooper
Sound design Bob Scott
With Orchestra Victoria
Conductor Nicolette Fraillon
Concertmaster Adam Chalabi
This production is brought to you free by our Production Partner Kawai.
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