'Life Is Short and Long is a performance installation created from three years of travel yarns and investigation of how people respond to crisis and change.
'Performance-maker Emma Beech turns a bitter-sweet catalogue of human resilience in the seemingly disparate locations of Barcelona, Wirrabara in the mid-North of South Australia, and Port Adelaide, into a magical, witty and occasionally utopian meditation on human nature.
'Beautiful, insightful and surprising, Life Is Short and Long brings to life a multitude of characters and stories told from the point of view of an artist on the road, who discovers the unexpected turns of life for herself along the way..' (Production summary)
Performed at Waterside, Adelaide 11-21 October 2016.
Concept, text, direction and performance: Emma Beech
Co-director: Tessa Leong
Designer: Meg Wilson
Design mentor and realisation: Michelle Maddog Delaney
Sound designer: Tristan Louth Robins
Performer and assistant stage manager: Tim Overton
Dramaturgy consultants: Chris Drummond and Caroline Reid