The Lock Up // the foul of the air
Presented by The Lock Up, Newcastle
A sound work without a score, a dance piece without steps, theatre without words.
Inspired by Charlotte Wood’s award-winning book The Natural Way of Things, the foul of the air is a genre bending performance set in multiple spaces inside Newcastle’s The Lock Up. Inside this 1800S Police Station reimagined as a contemporary arts space, three male double bass players, and three woman will take you on a visceral journey of how easily we become immune to the mistreatment of others, especially women.
the foul of the air has been described by the author Charlotte Wood as:
“a wild, hallucinatory, vivid and astonishing performance inspired by my novel The Natural Way of Things. I kept thinking Louise Bourgeois, Pina Bausch, dreams, One flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and everything being brought to the surface in Australia right now. Watching you with my heart in my mouth & guts churning was *exactly* what it felt like to write that book. Brava”
Supported by Inner West Council’s Creative Use of Council Venues Pilot Program.
13 & 14 October 7.30PM | Duration 70mins
The Lock Up | 90 Hunter St Newcastle