Inspired by the stories of local migrants, Exodus is a collectively-devised contemporary physical theatre performance that focuses on real and metaphorical migrations and raises the questions: what unites people who decide to leave their native land?
From mass migrations of people to the bewilderment experienced by a new immigrant arriving in a new territory, the show is performed in different languages and depicts characters who leave physical and imaginary lands and reunite in the poetic sphere.
Exodus revisits episodes in the history of migration in Australia, questions the meaning of the exodus and examines the dreams of those who undertake the transit journey.
D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective has gathered a team of highly skilled multicultural performing artists to devise at the show, based on research and conversations with our local migrant network.
Mirroring the experience of contemporary nomads, the dramatic structure of Exodus is fragmented, in short and concise scenes. It is also an artistic response to the shaping of the national territory in our era of hurried dislocation and impermanent fixation, in which there is a perception of the individual not belonging anywhere, the feeling of being forgotten on Earth.
EXODUS will be performed at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, QLD. It is designed for theatre-goers of any age.
Director: Cesar Genaro
Performing Artists: Tamara Lea Collins, Lucia Perea Castillo, Ella Riley.
Producer: Priscila Da Cunha
7, 14, 15, 21, 22 May 2021
Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore