version 1.0's THIS KIND OF RUCKUS is an alcohol-fuelled, techno-beat driven performance about sexual violence in contemporary culture. Accompanied by stunning video imagery, THIS KIND OF RUCKUS explores the forming and wrecking of relationships, patterns of control, and cycles of abuse. Relationship counseling sessions, dance floor seductions and personal tales of sexual violence, are blended with commentary on recent high-profile sexual assault scandals involving rugby league players to create a confronting, unsettling and deeply compelling performance.
WINNER, BEST VISUAL OR PHYSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION, 2010 HELPMANN AWARDS
THIS KIND OF RUCKUS premiered at Performance Space at Carriageworks on 3 September, 2009.
Devised by: Danielle Antaki, Sean Bacon, Arky Michael, Jane Phegan, Deborah Pollard, Christopher Ryan, Yana Taylor, Kym Vercoe and David Williams with Stephen Klinder
Performers (premiere season): Danielle Antaki, Arky Michael, Jane Phegan, Kym Vercoe and David Williams
Performers (Adelaide and Lismore seasons): Danielle Antaki, Alan Flower, Jane Phegan, Kym Vercoe and David Williams
Performers (Melbourne season) Valerie Berry, Arky Michael, Katia Molino, Kym Vercoe and David Williams
Video Artist: Sean Bacon
Dramaturgy: Deborah Pollard, Yana Taylor and Christopher Ryan
Additional dramaturgy: Paul Dwyer
Sound Artist: Gail Priest
Lighting Designer: Neil Simpson
Stage Management: Katy Green (premiere season); Frank Mainoo (Adelaide and Lismore); Holly Woollard (Melbourne)
Production Management Tom Brickhill (premiere season), Holly Woollard (Adelaide, Lismore, Melbourne)
version 1.0's THIS KIND OF RUCKUS was developed with support from Performance Space. version 1.0 inc. and this project has been assisted by the Australian Government through The Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, by the NSW Government through Arts NSW, and the Department of Performance Studies at the University of Sydney.
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