Following the award-winning production of Le Voyage at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival (Critics Choice Award, Inner West Council Artist Development Award), Steps and Holes Theatre Company returns with Le Vide.
Standing on the edge of a void, what does one do? When the fabric of our reality is ripped in two and there is nothing left but space, but "the empty", what happens? Do we thrash around avoiding the inevitable? Do we fill it with stuff? When we finally accept that we must go into the darkness, is there eventually a light?
Explored through the poetry of T S Eliot, Ted Hughes and the characteristic naivety of the clown, Le Vide is a journey into the dark, chaotic and beautiful world of the unknown.
9pm Wednesday 4th September,
8:30pm Thursday 5th September
9:30pm Friday 6th September 2019
Sydney Fringe Physical Theatre Hub,
The Red Box, Legs on the Wall
91 Canal Road, Lilyfield NSW 2040
CAST AND CREATIVES
Director: Kate Walder
Created and Performed by Kate Walder and Andre Jewson
Sound Design: Tegan Nicholls
Set and Costume Design: Stephanie Howe
Lighting Design: Liam O’Keefe
A grief journey through the eyes of the clown.
Creator/Performer: Kate Walder, Director: Jo Turner, Composer: Shenzo Gregorio, Costume/Set Design: Sabina Myers, Sound Design: Tegan Nicholls, Lighting Design: Benjamin Brockman, Assistant Sound Design: Ayah Tayeh, Stage Manager: Emma Maloney
* WINNER *
SYDNEY FRINGE CRITICS CHOICE AWARD
INNER WEST COUNCIL ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AWARD
When a loved one dies, where do they go? Where is their voice, their mind, their spirit? Le Voyage tells the story of a young woman in the throws of a powerful grief, as she attempts to come to terms with these metaphysical questions. It is simply beyond the bounds of her comprehension that she can never spend another moment by their side.
But what if she can? What if the physicists are right? What if there are multiverses and simultaneous time lines? What if time and space are not what they seem and she can crack through to where her loved one is now? If she just looked hard enough and searched in the right places, if she could just find the right corner of the universe to peer into…
Le Voyage is the heart warming story of a blue-nosed clown who goes on a voyage through the harsh landscapes of her mind. Created by Kate Walder and Jo Turner, the piece combines delicate clowning, superb visual imagery, mime, aerial work and stunning original music from Award-winning composer Shenzo Gregorio. Le Voyage premiered at the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival at Legs on the Wall’s Physical Theatre Hub and is now available for touring. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Images by Jasmin Simmons.
Videography by Marcel Bracks.
Creator/Performer: Kate Walder, Director: Scott Witt, Composer: Shenzo Gregorio, Designer: Sabina Myers
The hero of this story is at war with time. She is determined to suspend it from the edges of the universe, freeze it in an unforgiving landscape, or at least figure out why it keeps following her. Her travels take her to the middle of the ocean but just before she plunges it into the watery depths, she is struck by the luminescence of the moon.
In some other time and place, some other version of her is up there. She is looking for directions to get beyond the constraints of her universe and locate someone who no longer exists in time. Her persistence takes her on a voyage into the stratosphere where she is pushed to the brink of her own courage and forced to reconcile with loss.
Images by David Hooley Photography.
Videography by Marcel Bracks.
Tumble into a looping world of memory, imagination and dreaming...
Created and Performed by Kate Walder and Laura Turner
Eve is looking for something, something she lost. Or was it something she never had? As she navigates a series of sleepless nights, Eve tumbles into a looping world of memory, imagination and illusion. A story about the mind and dreaming, of loss and letting go and the guidance offered by the great satellites of the sky. Combining puppetry, projection and clowning, Satellite is a collaborative, devised work by Kate Walder and Laura Turner. The show premiered at the Old 505 Theatre in March 2018 as part of the Freshworks season.
Images by Michael Pigott and Laura Turner