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the age im in, 2008


The Age I’m In, Force Majeure The Age I’m In, Force Majeure
photo Heidrun Löhr
It’s not how old you are, but how you are old. Force Majeure’s The Age I’m In is a poignant, witty and revealing portrait of how we inhabit the age we’re in throughout our lives. Woven together and brought to life by Force Majeure’s distinctive dance theatre language, a diverse selection of Australians aged between 14 and 80 offer astonishingly personal responses to a range of emotive issues, creating an intimate and warm-hearted snapshot of the aging process. Directed by Kate Champion, this performance—which won Outstanding Performance by a Company at the 2009 Australian Dance Awards—skillfully combines audio visual technology, real-life interviews and a distinctive physical language to take a fresh and humorous look at generational clichés, family interactions and the complexity of human relationships. (Text courtesy of Force Majeure.)

Byron Perry, Kirstie McCracken, The Age I’m In, Force Majeure Byron Perry, Kirstie McCracken, The Age I’m In, Force Majeure
photo Heidrun Löhr
credits: director Kate Champion, performers Marlo Benjamin, Samuel Brent, Annie Byron, Tilda Cobham Hervey, Alexandra Cook, Macushla Cross, Vincent Crowley, Daniel Daw, Penny Everingham, Brian Harrison, Roz Hervey, Kirstie McCracken, Josh Mu, Veronica Neave, Tim Ohl, Byron Perry, Ingrid Weisfelt, designer Geoff Cobham?, artistic associate Roz Hervey, composer Max Lyandvert, costume designer Bruce McKinven, sound editor Mark Blackwell, photographer William Yang, audio visual producer Tony Melov, audio visual designer Neil Jensen, producer Karen Rodgers

The Age I’m In, Force Majeure The Age I’m In, Force Majeure
photo Heidrun Löhr
performances: premiere Sydney Festival, January 2008; Adelaide Festival, March 2008; CarriageWorks, Sydney, November-December 2008; International Tour to Dublin, Seoul and Montreal 2009; Australian Roadwork Tour (five states,16 venues), 2010

reviews/articles - realtime

the poetry of ages
keith gallasch, realtime 83, february-march 2008

in the bodies of others
realtime, realtime 87, october-november 2008

The Age I’m In, Force Majeure The Age I’m In, Force Majeure
photo Tony Melov
video

the age i’m in: jack [1:35]
the age i’m in: cecily [2:10]
the age i’m in: drugs [1:55]
http://www.forcemajeure.com.au/our-work/prior-works/the-age-im-in/ - click on video link

the age i’m in: birthdays


the age i’m in: dance hall


the age i’m in: grandparents


other

the age i’m in
hilary crampton, the age, january 10, 2008

the age i’m in
jill sykes, the sydney morning herald, january 10, 2008

life stories of all shapes and sizes
deborah jones, the australian, january 11, 2008

sydney festival 08: the age i’m in
diana simmonds, stage noise, january 14, 2008

bits’n’bobs bound with perfect tact
peter burton, the advertiser (adelaide), march 7, 2008

The Age I’m In, Force Majeure The Age I’m In, Force Majeure
photo Heidrun Löhr
the age i’m in
diana simmonds, stage noise, march 9, 2008

the age I’m in
jason blake, sun herald, november 30, 2008

anything but ordinary
alex lalak, daily telegraph, december 3, 2008

a disappearing number & the age i'm in; observations on the middlebrow
jana perkovic, guerilla semiotics, december 3, 2008

class in the art room: the age i’m in
christine madden, the irish times, october 8, 2009

australian piece cleverly bridges generation gap
victor swoboda, montreal gazette, october 17, 2009

witty portrait of ageing
the chronicle (canberra), april 6, 2010

a magical night of dance for the ages
lyn mills, canberra times, april 21, 2010

www.forcemajeure.com.au

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