Cockfight by The Farm
Saturday 15 September, 8pm
In association with NORPA and Performing Lines
Two blokes in an office: one older, one younger. A cross between The Office and a cage fight, Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that builds to moments of emotive impact, where generational truths are exposed and unpacked. A flash of bared teeth, territorial pissing contests, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got. Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement.
Skilfully depicting a full-throttle mashup of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, this darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by newly formed Gold Coast/Berlin company The Farm, sees long-time creative collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge.
Two performers on a stage: one older, one younger.
At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.
Includes strobe, haze and coarse language.
The Farm is an Australian company based on the Gold Coast and in Berlin. Cockfight was nominated for two Helpmann Awards in 2016, for Best Ballet or Dance Work and Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work.
“Sidesplittingly hilarious and beautifully athletic and graceful.” ABC Arts
“Physical theatre at its most extreme: bodies slam into walls and office furniture, and perilous interlocking rolls, tackles and lunges fling performers through space.” The Australian
Presented by Arts Margaret River and performed in the Recreation Centre’s Exercise Room. Reserved raked seating and flat seating will be available. Enter through the main Recreation Centre entry from 7.30pm.
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Arts Hub Members, $20 Youth, $80 Family (2A + 2Y or 1A + 3Y)