Premiering at Sydney Festival in 2012, Never Did Me Any Harm by award-winning director and choreographer Kate Champion (Not in a Million Years, The Age I’m In) explores the complexities of contemporary family life.
In an unsettling yet familiar Aussie backyard, the fears of parents are danced, voiced and unraveled in this provocative dance theatre work, which comes to Glen Street Theatre for six shows only.
Never before have parents been under such pressure when it comes to raising children. Is the pressure to get it right overwhelming us? And what is ‘good parenting’ anyway? Are children today given too much choice? Too few boundaries? Less chance to take risks?
Drawing inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas’ bestselling novel The Slap, Champion and her company interviewed people of all ages and backgrounds for their opinions on what makes a good parent.
Force Majeure is known for making work that transforms the familiar and domestic into the poetic.
Using a distinctive language of dance, images and text, Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company create an emotional, humorous and insightful work that cannot fail to resonate with all who were once children.
“Candid, controversial and very clever theatre” – Concrete Playground
NEVER DID ME ANY HARM
Director: Kate Champion
Cast: Marlo Benjamin, Kristina Chan, Alan Flower, Tracy Mann, Josh Mu, Veronica Neave, Timothy Ohl
Set and Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham
Composer and Sound Designer: Max Lyandvert
Dramaturg: Andrew Upton
Audio Visual and Lighting Associate: Chris Petridid
Choreography: The Company
Venue: Glen Street Theatre, corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose
Performance Dates: 17-20 August 2016
Performance Times: 8pm Wed to Sat plus 11am Wed and 2pm Sat
Running Time: 1hr 5 mins (no interval)
Patrons’ Advice: Minimal strong language, haze and strobe light effect
Ticket Prices: $47-$64. Student Rush just $16. Transaction charges may apply.
Bookings: www.glenstreet.com.au or 9975 1455