Rachael Dease in Sunset

Presented by STRUT, in association with Tura, as part of the 2019 Perth Festival, Maxine Doyle’s visceral site-specific dance-theatre work Sunset will feature an original sound score by renowned WA composer and sound designer Rachael Dease.

Known for her award-winning song cycles City of Shadows and From A Small Distant World, and as a formidable front woman, Dease returns to the live string quartet in combination with her immersive sound design and live vocals. Her haunting and uplifting sound score will be heard throughout the rooms and hall of the Sunset Heritage Precinct as the performers move through the space, guiding the audience in a truly immersive visual and sonic experience.

The new original score has been made possible by Tura, with support from The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body.

Tura would also like to acknowledge donors to the Sound Connections philanthropic campaign for their generous contribution to this project.


7 FEB – 17 FEB 2019
$25-$65 (+BF) TICKETS

Leave your comfort zone and enter a mysterious world where you wander with the spirits of Perth’s colourful past. Discover forgotten secrets in the dusty shadows of one of our city’s most intriguing and significant heritage sites – Sunset down by the iconic Swan River.

From the renowned UK director-choreographer Maxine Doyle (co-director of Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man, Sleep No More) comes a visceral dance-theatre performance that is epic in reach but intimate in experience. Inspired by the riverside precinct’s rich and unique history and the bushland that surrounds it, a stunning team of Australian creatives, including the indomitable Racheal Dease, transform the former Sunset Old Men’s Home into a waiting room between worlds, where classical myth collides with WA stories and local heroes can waltz with gods.

Find out more about Sunset and book tickets now from Perth Festival.

Production Partners
Perth Festival

A Perth Festival co-commission and world premiere.

Image by Simon Pynt.