This is a quiet work that makes visible the unseen in tableaus of lucid sadness and sophisticated joy. Get a ticket if you can. – Jo Pollitt, Seesaw magazine
WINNER – BEST PRODUCTION – PERFORMING ARTS WA AWARDS 2018
SHORTLISTED – OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN INDEPENDENT DANCE – AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS
Imagine your life unsaved, unhappened. How do we go on when we begin to lose touch with the moments that have shaped our lives? How do we define ourselves when the memories we build together start to crumble?
Performed inside a suburban house for an intimate audience of just 15, Dust on the Shortbread offers a window into how Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease impacts our sense of identity and intimate relationships.
You are invited to experience two of Australia’s most celebrated performers, together for the first time – Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, founder of Australian Dance Theatre and beloved WA actor George Shevtsov. From the creative team that brought you Life in Miniature, this captivating new work takes you into the heart of the home to grapple with what may be a future reality for many of us.
Tender, funny and poignant, this intimate dance theatre performance peers behind a facade presented to friends and family even as the things we hold on to begin to slip through our fingers.
Created by: Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton
Performers: Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman and George Shevtsov
Composition and Sound Design: Tristen Parr
Production Design: Emily Stokoe
Supported by Culture and the Arts WA, Australia Council for the Arts