Wednesday, 1 August 2012

DISCHARGE (2012)



DISCHARGE (2012)

Commissioned by the 2012 National Arts Festival Grahamstown (July 2012), at the First City Regiment Military Base, Grahamstown, South Africa. Co-produced by the First Physical Theatre Company.

Created and conceived by Gavin Krastin, Alan Parker and Rat Western (for the First Physical Theatre Company)

A tormenting thought: as of a certain point, history was no longer real.  Without noticing it, all mankind suddenly left reality; everything happening since then was supposedly not true; but we supposedly didn’t notice.  Our task would now be to find that point, and as long as we didn’t have it, we would be forced to abide in our present destruction. (Elias Canetti)

Choreography by Gavin Krastin and Alan Parker

Design by Gavin Krastin and Rat Western

Digital art and sound design by Rat Western

Production manager and lighting design by Wesley Deintje

Performed by Andrew Buckland, Luke Calder, Maxwell Farouk, Juanita Finestone-Praeg, Candace Gawler, Gavin Krastin, Siyabulela Mbambaza, Kimberly Mkhushulwa, Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Pumelela Nqelenga, Alan Parker, Lulama Live Qongqo, Karabo Ramalibana, Inga Sibiya, Sandy Vlandir, Frederick Michael von Bardeleben, Josh Martin and Rat Western

Live music by Cameron Cordell and Tim Abel           

Quarantine Labyrinth by Simone Heymans and Samantha Munro

Vinyl text designs by Simone Heymans

Apocalyptic digital imagery by Luke Calder, Dun Lorenco, Samantha Munro, Ivy Chemutal Ng'ok, Paige Mila Rybko and Jamie Waddington

'Trash monster' sculpture by Francois Knoetze

Space and installation managed by Lauren Fletcher, Peter-John Urban and Christopher Johnson

Originally filmed by Jessica Denyschen

Edited into clip by Rory Appleton

Cue TV clip filmed and edited by Christopher Tucker


Gavin Krastin in DISCHARGE (photo by Charlton Reimers)

Candace Gawler in DISCHARGE (photo by Charlton Reimers)

Alan Parker in DISCHARGE (photo by Charlton Reimers)

Pumelela Nqelenga in DISCHARGE (photo by Suzy Bernstein)

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