Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

25—28 September 2019

Sylvia Staehli Theatre
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Pink Matter presents a world of pink, not completely unlike the one we live in. It is a world where a 12-and-a-half-year-old has her first sexual experience with a pink rose. Where a group of women find a baby in a field of pink grass. It is a world of pink lips, sunsets, exotic fish, and raspberry cruisers thrown up on your 15th birthday.

This show was created through collaboration with musicians, dancers and performers to reflect a diverse and wholistic experience of pink. The form and content of Pink Matter are inspired by Maggie Nelson’s Bluets – written meditations on blue in relation to life as a friend and lover.

When you look closely, it seems, our world can become glazed by certain colours. is a discovery of pink saturation: we are born from pink and we are made of pink. What does the world look like when pink is all we have left?

Director: Beth Raywood Cross
Writer: Stella Webster
Choreography: Diane Pereira
Production Manager: Kath Kiddell
Musicians: Ross Davidson & Tess McCullough
Performers: Laura Aldous, Holly Lambert, Gretel Sharp & Aadhya Wijegoonawardena
Set/Costume: Nick Sheridan
Lighting: Georgie Wolfe
Marketing Manager: Courtney Beaumont
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Beth Raywood Cross is an emerging theatre director, currently researching the intersection between queer and feminist theory in performance at Monash University. She creates predominantly devised work and is interested in telling stories which “make strange” the everyday.

Stella Webster is a Melbourne based script writer and poet. Her most recent work brings magical realism to contemporary theatre and poetry to explore social and gender politics.

Laura Aldous is an actor, theatre maker and creative workshop facilitator with an interest in distinct artistic collaboration

Kath Kiddell is an emerging producer, production manager, and performer with a passion for devised and original works.

Diane Pereira is an emerging choreographer/ dancer and stage manager who is studying a Masters of Social Work.

Aadhya Wijegoonawardena is an emerging dancer, singer and actress, with a passionate for celebrating culture and creating thought provoking work.

Holly Lambert is a young working actor, dancer and content creator with a keen sense of creativity and drive to tell stories

Hayden Mitt is a multi-instrumentalist composer & performer, with a curiosity towards cross-disciplinary artistic creation

Ross Davidson is an Australian performer, producer and educator specialising in jazz and contemporary music.

Gretel Sharp is an ambitious, playful and experienced performer who also creates original films & theatre pieces.

Nick Sheridan is an up and coming theatre designer. He is interested in design elevating the mood of a piece and symbolism.

Georgie Wolfe is an emerging lighting and sound designer who is interested in design-led pieces and how design and movement can work to enhance each other.

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