Devize Co
An innovative practice fusing method acting and dance.

Performances

Devize Co has a select number of performances over the year. We invite you to experience them for yourself.

May
11
7:30 PM19:30

STIGMA

A confronting and dynamic live theatre and movement performance, examining the prejudices, discrimination and stigma experienced by people living with HIV.

STIGMA is a bold, confronting and dynamic live theatre and movement performance examining how stigma, prejudice and discrimination pushes those living with HIV to the margins of society. Shared from lived experiences, this series of provocations on the stigma of HIV/AIDS seamlessly blends dance and acting in an expressive portrayal of an often voiceless community.

Stigma relates to a strong feeling of disapproval that people in a society have in response to something. People living with HIV experience this daily, in particular with regards to intimate and sexual connections. 

STIGMA confronts self-hatred imposed by mass culture and the ignorance of the ill-informed and commercial media. It unpacks this difficult terrain with a revealing visual and artistic narrative composition.

Produced by Devize Co in partnership with CERSH, OSKA, Victorian Aids Council, Living Positive Victoria, Positive Women Victoria and The Space Dance Centre

"Dance theatre, like most hybrid forms, is a doubly difficult beast to master, and Darren Vizer impresses with the clarity and intricacy of its art" – Plunge Melbourne Fringe 2015 (Cameron Woodhead, The Age ‘Four Stars’).

Duration: 55 minutes, no interval
Warnings: Full frontal nudity and sex scenes

CREATIVE TEAM:

Writer, Director/Choreographer: Darren Vizer
Creative Consultant: Christabel Millar
Sound & Music Composer: Nedd Jones & Zac Kazepis.
Original Lighting Design: Bronwyn Pringle
Lighting Realization & Stage Manager: Jason Crick

Performers:
Nicholas Kato
Dan Last
Laura Jane Turner

TICKETS:
Full $24.00
Concession $18.00
Student $18.00
Group (10+) $18.00

TICKETS AVAILABLE
15th FEBRUARY

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STIGMA - WORKSHOP
Dec
7
4:30 PM16:30

STIGMA - WORKSHOP

The STIGMA creative team, DeVize Co. and cast will facilitate a creative workshop using immersive dance and theatre methods to explore the theme of stigma and provide an opportunity for you to explore and develop your movement and theatre skills.  

When: Thursday 7th December 4:30pm-6:30pm

Where: Westside Performing Arts Centre, Shepparton, VIC

This is a FREE workshop (no cost) and afternoon refreshments will be provided. 
We look forward to seeing you there.


To register interest or for further information please contact Andrea CERSH andrea@unimelb.edu.au

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