Bathurst based physical theatre/dance company Lingua Franca are currently in rehearsals for their new show 'Right Behind You’ opening at the Ponton Theatre in Bathurst on September 6.
Bathurst-based performers and co-creators of Right Behind You, and founders of Lingua Franca, Adam Deusien and Alison Plevey, have been working on the project since April this year.
Inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the show looks how we fall in love and the detrimental things we do to each other in relationships, even though we may know they are not for the best.
This original show combines elements of physical theatre, contemporary dance and verbatim theatre, with original music by Melbourne based composer Hamish Lane.
“We spent several weeks conducting interviews with people of various ages, and we’ve used their real stories of love found and lost to create the script.” Adam said,
“It’s a pleasure to work with really quite candid, really honest and heartfelt stories from these people’s lives.”
In 2012, Adam Deusien is being mentored by Yana Taylor through JUMP, the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
In NSW, JUMP is delivered by Carriageworks. This staging, made possible through the JUMP program, represents a first stage of development for the work.
“We know this development won’t be end of this work,” Alison Plevey said.
“Adam and I have made the choice to be regionally based artists because we know what opportunities it can present, and because there is a lot of support from the community. The next step for us is to take the work out of the region, and show the rest of Australia the quality performance that is being created here.”
The showings of this development will be held on September 6, 7 and 8 at 7pm, in the Ponton Theatre, Building N3 on the Bathurst Charles Sturt University campus.
Tickets will be $5 donation at the door. To reserve tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Lingua Franca can be found at www.facebook.com/linguafranca.au.