A Stone's Throw

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About this event

We would like to invite you to an imaginative journey on the mystery of life, death and existence. The piece creates a parable set in a land of idyllic beauty where the people live in a serene pastoral life. A sudden misfortune in the community, forces the other members into a contemplation of their mortality. Different characters are going through recurring cycles of life and trying to explore its true meaning, which may be a challenging yet beautiful journey.

The first ever physical theatre piece combining Chinese and Australian performers under a Chinese director, with distinctive improvised and composed music featuring Chinese and Western elements. The dynamics of the cross-cultural elements, converging toward an unexpected encounter make for a truly innovative and unique work.

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Cross Encounters

Cross Encounters is a new NFP performing arts company that is dedicated to creating innovative intercultural theatrical productions. The activities are implemented by a small group with the majority having Melbourne University and theatre background. Currently the group has a particular focus on art that addresses Asian-Australian contemporary physical theatre. A Stone’s Throw is the company’s first production.

Alongside the shows the company also provides a platform for artists from different cultural backgrounds to engage in collaborative projects and workshops. It also provides cross-cultural theatrical presentation and communication by introducing a variety of artists and organising relevant activities, facilitating a fresh dialogue between industry insiders and wider communities.


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