Friday 29 May
Following his postmodern deconstruction of Swan Lake in Birdbrain, in 2008, Garry Stewart continued his trajectory of referencing iconic ballets with the debut of G, a reworking of Giselle. In researching G, he referred to an essay titled, ‘Giselle, Madness and Death’ by Steven Wainwright of Kings College,London, which links the narrative of Giselle to the pathologisation of women as ‘hysterics’ in early 19th century France.
G first premiered in 2008 and has since then been performed at over 40 venues across Australia and Europe.
G was co-commissioned by The Joyce Theater’s Stephen and Cathy Weinroth Fund for New Work (New York), Southbank Centre (London) and Merrigong Theatre Co at Illawarra, Performing Arts Centre (Wollongong). G was co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville (Paris).
This performance we are streaming was recorded in 2013 at the State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth.
‘…the most thrilling Australian dance work you could hope to see.’
-The Advertiser, Adelaide