Way Out West | Casula Powerhouse
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
|| Winner of 2017 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARD for Best Production for Young People ||
“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”
John Paul Jones, musician.
We grow up with boundaries. They determine how we should behave, where we can go, what we can do on our own. You could say the process of ‘growing up’ is testing those boundaries, pushing them, finding out when they break or when you will. But not everyone gets that chance. Some people are thought to be too fragile, too vulnerable or just not ready. Which is fine until you realise … actually, it isn’t. That’s the point of growing up!
Co-produced by youth-arts powerhouses Shopfront Arts Co-op and ATYP, this explosive new work by the Harness Ensemble fuses movement and dance with the personal stories of young adults. Merging performers with and without disability, Dignity of Risk holds a mirror to our preconceptions of what is appropriate, what is possible and what can be expected. There’s a dignity in the freedom to make mistakes. That’s where we learn the important stuff.