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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Long Grass
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'To live "Long Grass" is to live on the fringe, yet right in the middle of the city, the term referring to Aboriginal people perceived as being homeless, in the Northern Territory. But is living Long Grass a sign of disadvantage, or a choice, a refusal? Can honour, courage, solidarity and belonging exist outside a formal postcode and the trappings of stable living. Long Grasscombines live weaving methods, shadowplay, text, sparse video footage, an idiosyncratic dance language indicative of Australia's Northern Territory, and Viki's distinctive choreographic voice, finding warmth, humour and play in a situation so often seen as unremittingly bleak.' (Source: Intimatespectacle website)

Production Details

  • Produced by: Performance Space with Initimate Spectacle

    Supported by : Critical Path, the Australia Council for the Arts, and the University of Sydney's Department of Performance Studies.

    Cultural Consultant & Voice/Sound: Gary Lang

    Sound Design: Phil Downing

    Design: Clare Britton

    Lighting Design: Clytie Smith

    Dancers; Katina Olsen, Taree Sansbury, Jasmyne Merhton-Johnson, Tom Kelly, Carl Tolentino

    Producer: Harley Stumm

    Director: Viki Van Hout

    Co-Producer & Local Consultant: Ben Graetz


    First performed 14 - 18 January 2015 at Sydney Festival, Seymour Centre, Everest Theatre, Chippendale.

    To be performed at Season in Dance Massive, Melbourne, presented by Arts House.

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First known date: 2014
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Works about this Work

Sydney Festival : Long Grass Review Martin Portus , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Crikey , 15 January 2015;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama

'About an Hour has opened with Long Grass, a highly original take on Indigenous culture and homelessness from Australian choreographer Vicki Van Hout.'

Long Grass Review : Vicki Van Hout's Refuge of Hope Grows in Expressive Dance 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 January 2015;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama
'Long Grass' has had a long gestation period. Director and choreographer Vicki Van Hout took five years before summoning up the courage to take on the contentious issue of displacement among Indigenous fringe dwellers.'
Long Grass : Inside the Lives of a Fringe-Dwelling Community Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 December 2014;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama
Long Grass : Inside the Lives of a Fringe-Dwelling Community Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 December 2014;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama
Long Grass Review : Vicki Van Hout's Refuge of Hope Grows in Expressive Dance 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 January 2015;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama
'Long Grass' has had a long gestation period. Director and choreographer Vicki Van Hout took five years before summoning up the courage to take on the contentious issue of displacement among Indigenous fringe dwellers.'
Sydney Festival : Long Grass Review Martin Portus , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Crikey , 15 January 2015;

— Review of Long Grass Viki Van Hout , 2014 single work drama

'About an Hour has opened with Long Grass, a highly original take on Indigenous culture and homelessness from Australian choreographer Vicki Van Hout.'

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