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FIRE

Silkweed

 

Silkweed is known and loved for historically themed, hauntingly insightful performances. Using original compositions, rare archival images, poetry and narrative, the ensemble takes its audiences back to important and fascinating events in Tasmania’s past. FIRE recalls the catastrophic fires of 1967, moving smoothly and soulfully through to the present day and the impact of climate change.

The music encompasses violin, cello, keyboard, flute, banjo, accordion and voice. It is lovingly shaped into electronic soundscapes, soaring improvisations and gentle acoustic songs to tell a deeply intimate tale of loss in a world drained of colour.

An immersive, dramatic and moving narrative brought to life through historical records, memory and anecdote.

“I was eleven. I knew everything. But nature lifted me up to heaven, filled me with the shining beauty of the natural world and then let me fall down hard to the ash-filled earth. A thick black line was drawn under childhood.”

Writers: Marjorie Gadd and Erin Collins
Composers: Marjorie Gadd, Erin Collins and Susan McGowan
Performers and Visuals: Anna Spinaze, Steve Gadd, Dave McNamara and Michael Thomsen

 

Presented by Silkweed

 

Image: Rob Blakers

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TICKETS

Full $35
Concession $20

 

Online sales have now closed for the Kettering performance. Door sales will be available.

DURATION

1hr 15mins (no interval)

PATRON ADVICE

Images may be disturbing for young children.

ORIGIN

Tasmania

DATES

Hobart

The Founders Room

Fri 17 Mar 2017, 8pm PAST EVENT

Kettering

Kettering Community Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 8pm PAST EVENT

Fern Tree

Fern Tree Community Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 8pm

Franklin

Palais Theatre

WHEELCHAIR
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 8pm
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Silkweed is known and loved for historically themed, hauntingly insightful performances. Using original compositions, rare archival images, poetry and narrative, the ensemble takes its audiences back to important and fascinating events in Tasmania’s past. FIRE recalls the catastrophic fires of 1967, moving smoothly and soulfully through to the present day and the impact of climate change.

The music encompasses violin, cello, keyboard, flute, banjo, accordion and voice. It is lovingly shaped into electronic soundscapes, soaring improvisations and gentle acoustic songs to tell a deeply intimate tale of loss in a world drained of colour.

An immersive, dramatic and moving narrative brought to life through historical records, memory and anecdote.

“I was eleven. I knew everything. But nature lifted me up to heaven, filled me with the shining beauty of the natural world and then let me fall down hard to the ash-filled earth. A thick black line was drawn under childhood.”

Writers: Marjorie Gadd and Erin Collins
Composers: Marjorie Gadd, Erin Collins and Susan McGowan
Performers and Visuals: Anna Spinaze, Steve Gadd, Dave McNamara and Michael Thomsen

 

Presented by Silkweed

 

Image: Rob Blakers

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  Tasmania has a complex history, a challenging present and an intriguing future. For millennia, Aboriginal people have walked this…

Statewide
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