KIA ORA! Today marks Legs' long-awaited return to international touring, presenting THAW in Whakatū Nelson. Our thanks to Nelson Arts Festival for championing the work and hosting us so magnificently. Whenever we perform THAW, putting aside our excitement, we also reflect on the many people at home and worldwide facing impacts due to climate change, which the work seeks to draw attention to. In this iteration THAW will be performed by Victoria Hunt, Jenni Large and Isabel Estrella, supported by Legs and local crew. Follow us on insta and FBthrough the day.
Victoria Hunt in rehearsal over Te Tai-o-Aorere - THAW @ Nelson Arts Festival
HOLDING ACHILLES | SYDNEY FESTIVAL
Our epic co-production HOLDING ACHILLES is coming to Sydney Festival as the world premiere season journeys on. Featuring daring aerial work choreographed by Joshua Thomson, a stellar cast and exquisite puppetry, David Morton's contemporary take on The Iliad is set to a haunting score performed live by Montaigne, composed with Tony Buchen and Chris Bear of Grizzly Bear. It's a story of mythic proportions with queer heroes at its heart, and we can't wait to share our collaboration with Dead Puppet Society, playing from 19 - 22 January 2023 at Carriageworks. BOOK TICKETS IMMEDIATELY!
Stephen Madsen as Achilles, Karl Richmond as Patroclus - HOLDING ACHILLES (image: Dean Hanson)
VICKI VAN HOUT | ASSOCIATE ARTIST
We are incredibly excited to announce Vicki Van Hout as Legs' new Associate Artist. As a respected independent artist and choreographer, who's played a vital role with Legs in recent years (appearing in TRESTLE, Tipping Point and not forgetting her breathtaking performance in THAW) we're honoured to embark on creating a new work with Vicki at the helm.
With so much happening it's an incredible time to join the Legs Fam, and we're seeking a Full Time Project Coordinator to assist us with these projects and more. Applications close 30th October - more info here on ArtsHub.
Bringing things home, THAW will feature in the next episode of Inside the Sydney Opera House, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of a Sydney icon: 7:30pm, Sunday 30th October on ABCTV and on iView, so if you're craving to get closer to THAWafter our big day over Te Tai-o-Aorere, tune in to check out where it all began!
Legs On The Wall acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we regularly work on -
the Wangal and the Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation - and the traditional
custodians of the lands on which we live and tour.
Legs On The Wall is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW
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