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Jenny Sealey, Graeae and Strange Fruit
Gravity-defying outdoor theatre performed on four-metre high sway poles to create new stories in the air.
Jenny Sealey, the artistic director of The Garden, takes us back to the roots of this hypnotic aerial outdoor piece created by Graeae, the boldly inventive disabled-led theatre company in collaboration with world-renowned Melbourne-based performing arts company, Strange Fruit.
The Garden is gravity-defying outdoor theatre performed on four-metre high sway poles to create new stories in the air. Watch a troupe of nomadic story-keepers share stories of grace, growing up and imagination. For a brief moment in time, the keepers open their garden-ritual – a ceremony of renewal, transformation, and harmony.
Walking in the graveyard where the performance was conceived, Jenny Sealey tells of how the ground holds secrets – secrets that are there for us to discover… and to keep.
Director: John Durrant, BDH
Music: Timo Baker, Subvertical
With thanks to Bim Ajadi and Ted Evans for additional film footage
Jenny Sealey, Graeae and Strange Fruit: The Journey See the concrete mass of the southbank through Jenny Sealey’s eyes and be transported to the garden. Experience a sense of intrigue and moments of exquisite beauty.