‘Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall’ is an interactive Butoh-inspired performance installation that investigates the effect of TOUCH or NO TOUCH on a human being. Put simply, as per the title, six women stand in front of a white wall and respond truthfully, in all the extremities of human emotion, to the audiences every action… or inaction.
At the heart of this work lies the exploration of the physiological need of humans to touch and be touched. The relationship between touch and well-being is more than skin deep. From the moment of our inception as human beings, our tactile sense is being developed. We are pushed out, picked up and placed at our mother’s breast, and a bonding process between two individuals begins.
‘Six Women Standing in Front of a White Wall’ provides a space where audiences are free to relinquish the imposed social implications of touching strangers and allows the possibility for them to experience true and real connections with six different women – revealing ultimately that touching is an act of love, a way of communicating without words.
|Director and Designer||Chenoeh Miller|
|With||Erica Field, Noa Rotem, Christina De Mello, Fleur Elise Noble, Helen Smith, Caroline Francis, Emma O’Neill, Amy Stephenson, Aideen McCartney, Peta Ward, Kat Henry, Carly Rees, Erin Walton (Rotating Ensemble)|
Cast Size | 6
Touring Party | 7
Length of Show | 35 mins (2 shows a day possible)
Touring Availability | Currently Available to Tour
Tour contact | Dave Sleswick | email@example.com
La Boite Theatre, Brisbane: 2006
The National Multicultural Festival, Canberra: 2007
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh: 2007
The Valley Studios, Brisbane:2008
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne: 2009
2high Festival, Brisbane: 2009
Australian Performing Arts Market, Metro Arts, Brisbane: 2014
Art, Not Apart Festival, Canberra:
Scotland on Sunday Best Director Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 2007)
Herald Angel Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 2007)
Total Theatre Award nominee (Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 2007)
Melbourne Fringe Best Dance (Melbourne Fringe Festival: 2009)
Gasworks Professional Development Award (Melbourne Fringe Festival: 2009)