Guest Production: Complexity of Belonging (Chunky Move, Melbourne)
A project by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk
Concept, Direction and Choreography: Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk
Text: Falk Richter
A powerful, darkly humorous exploration of identity in the age of social media, Complexity of Belonging peers into the lives of nine interconnected individuals as they grapple with the question: how and where do I belong? Nationality, gender, sexuality and history collide and fragment on stage in this audacious, theatrical exposé into the daily trials of surviving in a hyper-connected, hyper-sensitive, globalised society.
Complexity of Belonging is a masterful take on contemporary theatre, seamlessly integrating text, movement and music to create a work of theatre that is in and of its time.
A co-production of Melbourne Theatre Company, Chunky Move, Melbourne Festivals, Brisbane Festivals and the Théâtre National de Chaillot. Supported by the Victorian Government, through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Australia International Cultural Council, an initiative of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Supported by the Goethe-Institut Australia.
Read more about the production in an essay by Joseph Pearson in our new column Pearson's Preview: Falk Richter goes Down Under.
Duration: ca. 105 minutes