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Oliver Savariego

'Creche' (2023) by Oliver Savariego. Luke Fryer and Chloe Arnott. Photo by Phoebe Van Min.
7pm, Wed 4–Sat 7 October 2023
60 mins
Upstairs Studio

Full Price: $25
Concession: $20
Members/Locals: $15
MobTix: $15


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‘Creche’ is an experimental contemporary dance work by Oliver Savariego exploring childhood, nostalgia, pop-culture and friendship. Two performers, Chloe Arnott and Luke Fryer, channel their inner child through mind and body and are seemingly stuck in a noughties time capsule universe, left to entertain themselves.

Despite having a lot yet to learn, children have much to teach us. This absurd, chaotic and light-hearted performance celebrates the imagination, impulsiveness and non-judgement of childhood, set to a soundtrack of trashy ’00s pop. Grown adults uncannily assume child-like coordination and personalities, proposing a new yet familiar dance aesthetic as they negotiate their surroundings and amuse each other. A caring motherly figure keeps watch from a distance, ready to clean their mess and guide their actions.

Choreographer: Oliver Savariego
Performers: Chloe Arnott and Luke Fryer
Sound Design: Finnian Langham and Evelyn Ida Morris
Production Design: El Schmiedte

Presented as part of Melbourne Fringe 2023.

This project is supported by City of Port Phillip, Temperance Hall and Creative Victoria.

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