It’s a cross between The Office and a cage fight. Two performers on stage: one older, one younger.
Gold Coast dance company The Farm present Cockfight on August 17 in the Empire Theatre’s Armitage Centre , a powerful and dangerous physical performance, woven around the lives of two men from different generations, trapped in an office.
Existing side by side, sharing space, resources, time and responsibility, they justify their existence in relation to each other in this darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre.
Taking on the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement, Cockfight is a full-throttle mashup of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-motion fight sequences
Cockfight explores the conflict between these two men and fierce co-dependency that underpins their physical actions, answering the question, “What happens when someone higher up the food chain grows weak and is ready to be taken down?”
Helpmann Award winning company The Farm is based on the Gold Coast with roots in Berlin and is an international network of respected artists ranging from choreographers and
independent dancers to musicians and designers.
The Farm received a the 2018 Helpmann Award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production in collaboration with Bleach Festival for recent work Tide.
For more information or to book tickets to this performance, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au
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