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Oil Babies (VIC, Australia)

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1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020

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***CURRENTLY BUILDING 2020 NATIONAL TOUR / MELBOURNE PREMIER 8-18 AUGUST, 2018***

A high-octane exploration of our relationship to climate change and the female body.

OIL BABIES repositions our lives as one on the precipice of a planet dramatically changing… perhaps even the moment before our own extinction.

Blending lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama, OIL BABIES weighs up our continued “hope-investment” in procreation against our feelings of helplessness at the state of the planet – and our role in its demise.

Throughout this piece, the body – in particular women’s bodies – are used as a metaphor to explore our world: our need to control it, our desire to want it to look and be a certain way and ultimately, our lack of respect for it.

An exciting contemporary work blending narrative, durational exertion, science and technology, OIL BABIES follows the story of three women who - mounted on exercise bikes - figuratively power the lighting design as they explore the complexities of our relationship to climate change and the female body.

Written and directed by Petra Kalive and featuring an all-female cast, OIL BABIES blends lyrical, rapid-fire text with poetic imagery and domestic drama to present a dangerous, pithy and at times darkly comedic work that speaks directly to the concerns we hold now.

ESTIMATED REMOUNT FEE: $14.6k

ESTIMATED WEEKLY FEE: $11.9k (royalties @ 13.5%)

Written By
Petra Kalive
Composed By
Darius Kedros
Directed By
Petra Kalive
Choreographer
Xanthe Beesley
Designed By
Andrew Bailey
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