TITRATION NATION is the name of the game. Can we imagine a citizenship culture based on mutual recognition and sovereignty in a world of almost total sousveillance? TITRATION NATION celebrates ambiguous merged identities, referencing cult movies within the sensory field of a hypnotic live dance party. Join us for a one-hour performance party, a contagious cross-fire of transformation between performer and audience.
TITRATION NATION is a devised performance work between the director and the cast. It is inspired by the cast's thoughts, beliefs and values towards contemporary social, political and ecological responsibilities. The students are learning to create and develop performance devices that include non-narrative approaches to staging performance, the relationship between audience and performer and using elements of choreography, video and sound.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which this event takes place, the Wadi Wadi People of the Dharawal Country.
Warning: theatrical haze, strobe, loud music.
Victoria was born and raised in Australia, on the land of the Yugambeh people of the Bundjalung nation, Surfers Paradise. Victoria is a queer indigenous-Maori dancer, director, educator and activist living on the unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, Sydney. Victoria’s ancestral affiliations are with Te Arawa, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, English, Irish and Finnish. Their work aims to reinstate the power of Indigenous creativity through unravelling the complexities Indigenous people face within the politics of recognition, reclamation and remembrance. Central to this is the honouring of whakapapa (genealogy) and the revitalization of mana wahine (feminine knowledges). Their work is a gradual binding of intimate collaboration between artists, elders and communities. Victoria has taught extensively and is currently supporting a number of emerging and established artists to develop their body-based hybrid performance practices.
Since 2000 Victoria has worked with BodyWeather pioneer Tess de Quincey as a founding member of De Quincey Co. performing in over 40 productions. In 2016, Victoria received an Honours (first class) in Performance Studies (UNSW) and was awarded the Rex Cramphorn Theatre Fellowship. Their most recent work TANGI WAI…the cry of water was nominated for an Australian Dance Award, Helpmann Award, three Green Room Awards, receiving Best Visual Design in Dance. Their collaborative dance solo COPPER PROMISES: Hinemihi Haka premiered at Liveworks Festival (Syd, 2012) and was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Female Performer in Dance, then toured to Origins Festival, The Place (UK 2013), IMPACT15 (CA, 2015), PuSh Festival (Vancouver), National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Public Energy (Peterborough) Canada 2019.
Cast: Kate Bizo, Mara Braat, Ella Capobianco, Samuel Chapman, Kristyan Evans, Nathan Harapin, Olivia Harris, Will Holland, Lachlan Hutchinson, Florence Moss, Annie DiCaprio Roberts, Tiarna Wasson
Production Manager: Thomas Doyle
Stage Manager: Kaylee Ashton, Ihaka Jones, Justin Phan
Sound Design Team: Dale Nettelbeck, Daniel Tantemsapya
Lighting Design Team: Karen Norris, Ihaka Jones, Dale Nettelbeck, Daniel Tantemsapya