Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self reveals the precarious stability of the concept of self as the work steps through the conventions we use to construct a singular and consistent notion of ‘I’. In an analysis of selfhood, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry. In Be Your Self the Australian Dance Theatre dancers are transformed into erupting, powerful, creative entities projecting a plethora of physical images and impressions set to an unpredictable, cartoonish, electronic score.
The staging for the Be Your Self was designed by the New York architectural firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro (MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius Award’ recipients). For more of their work visit their website: http://www.dsrny.com
BE YOUR SELF (redux)
National Tour 2017
A distilled version of the original Be Your Self, created for regional theatres, Be Your Self Redux fuses Stewart’s audacious choreography with spoken word to create an exciting dance work that leaves audiences questioning the underpinnings of who they are.
Northern Rivers Performing Arts (NORPA) – Lismore (NSW) / Friday 18 – Saturday 19 August / for more info and to book – click here
Empire Theatre – Toowoomba (QLD) / Thursday 24 August / for more info and to book – click here
The Art House – Wyong (NSW) / Wednesday 30 August / for more info and to book – click here
Riverside Theatres – Parramatta (NSW) / Saturday 2 September / for more info and to book – click here
Frankston Arts Centre – Frankston (VIC) / Friday 8 September / for more info and to book – click here
Mildura Arts Centre – Mildura (VIC) / 12 September / for more info and to book – click here
Be Your Self has been co-produced by Grand Theatre de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Rive Gauche Centre Culturel de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Centro Cultural Vila Flor and Arts SA’s Major Commission Fund.