Burnt Out

  • Dance
  • Climate Of Hope
Weaving spoken word and movement, we are taken through Australia's fiery history through dance and sound with artist Penny Chivas.

Embedded in sound is the Australian Black Summer; magpies that have learnt to mimic emergency sirens, shark sirens and helicopters circling overhead.

With original music by Paul Michael Henry interwoven with lighting design by David Bowes, Burnt Out is an autobiographical dance-theatre work from the daughter of an environmental geochemist, bringing together fact and personal account. 

Burnt Out is both an intimate personal story and a universal meditation on our changing climate. 

Penny wishes to acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land involved in Burnt Out, and to pay her respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders; past, present and future.

Supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

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