On tour in Europe: 'Australian theatre' and the theatre aesthetics of 'The Sydney Front'



Publication Details

Hamilton, M, 'On tour in Europe: 'Australian theatre' and the theatre aesthetics of The Sydney Front'. Staging the Audience: The Sydney Front - DVD published by Contemporary Arts Media, 2012. (booklet pages 238-241)

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Disc 1: Staging the Audience – An overview of The Sydney Front's philosophy and main achievements in using space, both for the performance and the audience, staging and involving the Audence, aspects and celebration of pleasure and pain, dveloping content. 68 mins Disc 2: Extended Interview with the members of The Sydney Front (2011-12) illustrated with short excerps of the performances. 150 mins Disc 3: CD-Rom Resource Pack: 326 pages


Over the course of the seven years they worked together (1986-1993), the performers of The Sydney Front transformed themselves from the extravagant display of frenzied divas in their first work, Waltz (1987), to stage managers invisibly influencing the actions of the audience as they enacted The Stations of the Cross in Passion (1993). This DVD presents a kaleidoscope of images and archive footage from all seven of The Sydney Front’s major works, accompanied by observations from the voices of the company members still working in Sydney. The images and commentary from the performers reflect on The Sydney Front’s shifting encounters with their audiences and their unfolding working methods.

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