A Requiem for Anastasia


Sydney Environment Institute in partnership with The Living Room Theatre present an artist talk and showing of ‘A Requiem for Anastasia’ – the first artistic output from a SSSHARC funded Pop-up Research Lab.

The talk and showing by Michelle St Anne offered insight into the earliest stages of the theatrical knowledge translation process, exploring this idea of performance as an innovative means of mobilising research surrounding shock climate events and their impact on vulnerable communities.

Using the premise of the “enduring image” – how it arrives, is sustained and is deconstructed – Michelle examines the purgatory just after death, where she plays with the sound of heat, the feel of heat, the unease and isolation of heat and its effect on the vulnerable.

St Anne reveals fragments of imagery and sounds from the rehearsal floor, which will ultimately form the foundation of the completed work ‘Lola stayed too long’ (showing from March 2018). ‘Lola stayed too long’ will be performed in various venues across Sydney, reimagined for each unique space, and informed by academic research from the Pop-up Lab.

Made by Michelle St Anne – The Living Room Theatre and Sydney Environment Institute

Alicia Gonzalez – Actor
Lian Loke – University of Sydney
Roma St Anne – Actor

Original sounds by Alexandra Spence

This event took place at the East Sydney Arts and Community Centre, Darlinghurst on Saturday 28 October 2017.

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