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Blood on the Dance Floor

Produced by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company
Curated and Presented by The Theatre Centre with Native Earth Performing Arts

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
February 13–15, 2019

Tickets: $25 | 3-show pass $60
Service charges may apply
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We hold memories in our blood.
 It connects us. It defines us.

Blood on the Dance Floor explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us.

A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.

Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.

★★★★1/2
“Theatre and dance don’t usually achieve such compelling synergy as they do under Isaac Drandic’s direction. And Boehme is marvellous: his charismatic presence and easy smile, graceful movement and the emotional intelligence behind his storytelling make this an entertaining, moving work that elicits as much empathy as laughter.”
THE AGE | Cameron Woodhead

Writer & Performer: Jacob Boehme
Director: Isaac Drandic
Choreographer: Mariaa Randall
Sound Designer: James Henry
Spatial Designer: Jenny Hector
Video Artist: Keith Deverell
Costume Designer: Kelsey Henderson
Movement Coach: Rinske Ginsberg
Dramaturges: Chris Mead & Mari Lourey
Production Manager: John Byrne
Tour Consultant: Fenn Gordon
Tour Producer: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Performance Dates
Approximate running time: 55 minutes
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – 8:00PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019 – 8:00PM
Firday, February 15, 2019 – 8:00PM