Arts Event: PICNIC

23rd August 2015

Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. Dance-theatre at its best!

PICNIC explores notions of innocence, naivety, creativity and chaos as Gerard’s character challenges the artist’s philosophical role in society by cleverly leaping between childlike regression and adult responsibility.

PICNIC combines nuanced and athletic choreography, machine gun monologues, illusion and intelligent humour to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity.

Conceived, choreographed and performed by Gerard Van Dyck. Writer: Marieke Hardy. Composer: Alisdair Macindoe.

Marieke Hardy's script is both funny and insightful, and Alisdair Macindoe's score is beautiful and detailed.

As part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, this is the only performance that will have a Q&A between Marieke and Gerard on the topic of ‘Writing for Dance’ immediately after the show.

Richard Watts, host of Triple R’s Smart Arts program will chair the Q&A, then Gerard will join the Melbourne Forum for a private drink and conversation.

Limited tickets available for this event, so grab a friend and book now.


Venue: fortyfive downstairs

45 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000

23rd August 2015, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Tickets: $30.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 21st August 2015