Presented as part of Catapult National Youth Circus & Physical Theatre Festival
Bathurst NSW, Australia
Directed by Adam Deusien & Alison Plevey
Physical Theatre/Directing Mentor - David Clarkson, Stalker Theatre
Costumes designed by Annemarie Dalziel
Thomas Matthews, Rebekah Kordas, Matthew Davies, Ellie Nunn, Alexander Woodhouse, William Tredinnick
During 2012, Stalker shared their acrobatic and stilt walking skills with the Bathurst community. In 2014 Stalker returned to build on these skills with six local emerging artists and build towards a grand performance called Switch for the Catapult 2014 Festival.
Bathurst based physical performance company Lingua Franca, under the mentorship of David Clarkson from Stalker, were comissed to make SWTICH on these young artists, providing these artists with an opportunity to produce work that promotes local emerging artists and the work being made in regional centres at a national festival. Using the physical vocabulary implicit in work on stilts, the performance explored the rigid nature of power and status, and how fluid one's relationship with power can be
Switch closed the Gala Performance night at Catapult 2014, providing a spectacular send-off to the young delegates.