Darkness exists in the underbelly of every community, and in characters we may have met – a darkness that dwells within us all.
Wildskin acknowledges that most of us harbour secret longings for the wild; to escape into nature as a way of finding our true selves, to act upon our craziest impulses and secret desires in order to feel truly alive, to break out of the rut of the everyday in search of adventure. To let oneself go wild is to take a journey into the unknown — far away into the world, and deep into the soul.
With an all female cast, Wildskin is a celebration of wildness by a bevy of seductively dark clowns through joyous explosions of song and dance — because to be wild at heart is to re-connect to the lost child that was so full of play and wonder.
From the makers of NORPA hit shows Railway Wonderland and Dreamland comes this latest work.
Julian Louis with associate artists including Emma Saunders, Jade Dewi Tyas Tunggal, Caroline Dunphy, Darcy Grant, Janis Balodis, Kate McDowell and designer Charlotte Haywood. Featuring Viviane Frehner (pictured).
Music by Ben Walsh and Shenzo Gregory
“A thoroughly enchanting night in the theatre – mixing high and popular, searching and fun, silly and serious with excellent touch and an incredibly warm heart. Great generous art.” Yaron Lifschitz, CIRCA (on Dreamland)
“Joyful and poignant and potent, skilfully drawing connections between past and present, between community and history, resulting in a richly engaging and cleverly crafted work.” Richard Watts Arts Hub (on Dreamland)
“So many musical genres are employed and whimsy, oh my, the audience laughed, gasped and cried at all the right junctures – such is the power of rhythm! “..NORPA nailed it again!” Marika Bryant, Australian Stage (on Dreamland)