Reclaim the Crone

Gabrielle Leah New and Helen Smith reclaiming the crone. Photo by Leonie Van Eyke.
Gabrielle Leah New and Helen Smith reclaiming the crone. Photo by Leonie Van Eyke.

The Space Between Performance Collective presents Reclaim the Crone by Gabrielle Leah New.

If older women were recognised for their strength, beauty, and power, could humanity move in a more positive direction? At a time when older women are forced into the shadows, the Crones have appeared to crush convention and herald in a new age.

Returning after their celebrated premiere season at the 2023 Mornington Peninsula Drift Festival, The Space Between Performance Collective now brings this electric and dynamic show to the Theatre Works Explosives Factory in St Kilda. A bold and haunting performance that uses contemporary Butoh dance theatre, projection, poetry, and song, Reclaim the Crone celebrates the archetype of the Wise Old Woman while taking audiences on a fantastical adventure. They fight for recognition, invoke the Goddesses, mourn loss, and get dirty as they clean house and weave a new world where humanity reconnects with the ultimate crone - Mother Earth. A multi-layered journey of defiance, growth, and transformation, Reclaim the Crone is a provocative treat, asking audiences to imagine a world where age, experience, and knowledge equate to power, beauty… and trouble.

With an exciting original sound score by world-renowned composer Norm Skipp, choreography by Gabrielle Leah New, and a remarkable ensemble on board - this unconventional Melbourne premiere season plays for nine shows only and is not to be missed.

 17 - 27 July 2024 Wed - Sat 7:30pm, Tues 2pm, Sat 27 July 5pm Opening Night: Thurs 18 July 7:30pm In-Conversation with Deborah Hart from CLIMARTE: after show Fri 19 July Audio Description/Captioned Performance: Tues 23 July 2pm

Bookings: Enquiries: 03 9534 3388 Venue: Explosives Factory - Rear Laneway 67 Inkerman Street, St Kilda Duration: 60 minutes no interval 

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