The Overtopping is a creative investigation into disaster, recovery, trauma and resilience based around the extreme weather event Cyclone Debbie and its impact on Lismore. It is a site-specific multi-sensory theatrical experience based on stories of the April 2017 flood and its aftermath.
Lismore’s back alleys will be used as the location to frame a variety of stories and art forms including dance, puppetry, sound art, projection, creative lighting, live storytelling and water art; an overlapping of collected narratives and images, both moving and still like a flood of live art!
The Overtopping is a new work created for Artstate Lismore by RealArtWorks Inc. who will bring their post-disability experimental approach as a response to their spaces being filled with floodwaters and the community action in rebuilding the city of Lismore.
Since May, RealArtWorks Inc. have been operating ARCH (Arts Recovery Community Hub), engaging the community in storytelling and creative responses. The stories and a selection of the creative material generated through ARCH will be animated and used as video projections in the performance.
The Overtopping will showcase some of the best emerging and professional artists of varying ability working in Lismore, and explore the stories of this city and its people.
Who should attend:
This event is open to everyone.
How to get there:
For all public transport options to this venue, please visit Transport NSW.
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