Friday, 11 May 2012
Contemporary performance students are bringing the stories of shipwrecks to life
ECU contemporary performance students are bringing the real-life stories of famous shipwrecks to the stage.
Their new performance, entitled Shipwreck, uses drama, song, music, and movement to tell the stories of well-known shipwrecks over four centuries.
The performance was created entirely by the students and is directed by ECU lecturer Dr Alan Hancock. It is a response in action, images, words and music to the Western Australian Museum’s treasure-house of artefacts, rescued from the sea bed around WA.
The performance will see audiences taken on a tour of the Shipwreck Galleries to watch a series of theatre scenes come to life among the anchors, cannon, ships’ timbers, weaponry and instruments.
It runs as part of week-long celebrations to mark the Fremantle Heritage Festival and National Archaeology week.
Date: Friday, 25 and Saturday, 25 May (preview screening on Saturday, 19 May)
Time: Shows at 6.30pm and 7.30pm both nights
Venue: Fremantle Shipwreck Galleries, Cliff Street, Fremantle
Tickets: $10 – all ticket bookings through the Western Australian Museum website.