Three new contemporary performance works exploring the dichotomy of beauty / brutality, dance / identity and social / gender behaviour.


‘Ten Young Women’ by The Living Room Theatre – a theatrical work exploring the dichotomy of beauty and brutality within the lifts, stairwell and studio. Exploring images inspired by Charlotte Wood’s book ‘The Natural Way of Things‘, This exploration will feed into the larger work ‘a foul of the air’ in October.

‘How I Practice My Religion’ by Ryuichi Fujimura – explores Ryuichi’s personal dance history through text and movement and unpacks his physical and mental actions when dancing. Evolving from his love for dance, How I Practice My Religion is dedicated to his first three dance teachers; Margaret Lasica, Caroline English and Anastasi Siotas.

‘Wildebeest’ by Omer Backley-Astrachan Ensemble premiered earlier this year in Riverside Theatres, Sydney as part of Dance Bites 2018. Fall down the rabbit hole of seduction and deception as the five bodies in Wildebeest challenge stereotypical gender dispositions. Wildebeest examines the artifice of social and gender behaviour through a distillation of human interactions.

“Sinuous, demanding choreography terrifically danced” Dance Informa
“A strong deeply moving piece” Weekend Notes

Various Artists @ The Flying Nun

Organiser of Triple Bill

Omer Backley-Astrachan Ensemble are professional dancers who are developing a unique creative language and working practice. The ensemble’s works were presented both nationally and internationally in various festivals and venues such as Sydney Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe Festival, Tel-Aviv Summer Dance Festival and more.

The Living Room Theatre has blurred the line between the real and the imagined, telling the stories that are stored in the body and how they seep into the world.

The Flying Nun is a cultural program curated by Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre (ESCAC) featuring exhibitions, performances, workshops and events.

Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 April 2018 | 8.00PM
East Sydney Community and Arts Centre 34 Burton Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010