Devize Co
An innovative practice fusing method acting and dance.


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

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  • The Engine Room 58 View Street Bendigo, VIC, 3550 Australia (map)

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


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

Nicholas Kato
Dan Last
Laura Jane Turner

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


Earlier Event: December 7