'Two cultures collide as the now infamous story of Azaria Chamberlain is reinvented in a bold, contemporary work, that resonates as strongly as it did 30-years ago. Looking beyond the bare facts of the story, "The Rock" delves into the mythical realms of the Australian land and asks the question "what happens when the natural order of life gets messed up?"
Contemporary dance forms, such as Butoh, Pitjantjatjara language, text and physical theatre combine to move through different worlds, laws, cultures and faiths and tell this epic story of the desert, persecution and a lost child.
Debris floats eerily, unable to sink in and disintegrate; it lands only to pick up again. Days and nights shift erratically to scold and freeze with her fevers and chills. Madness creeps in from those memories, those nightmares that aren't quite clear. Wings are clipped and birds are caged against their will. And still she has not been found...' Source: www.pozible.com (Sighted 19/10/2011).
World premiere production by Theatre Works presenting a Kurunpa Live Arts production, in association with the Black Duck Theatre Collective, as part of the 2011 Selected Works Season, 26th October - 5th November 2011 at Theatre Works, St Kilda.
Director: Andrea Jenkins.
Cast includes Gabrielle New, Lia Reutens, and Sharni McDermott.