Special Events 2017

Never Tilt Your Chair Back On Two Legs

7:30pm, 10-11 April
PICA Performance Space
$20/$26/$32 PICA

Presented by
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Tura New Music

Artists
Louise Devenish
Leah Scholes
Vanessa Tomlinson

Never tilt your chair back on two legs brings together Australia’s leading female percussionists to present a sonic double-bill interweaving action, notation and gesture. Set at a formal dinner table, the percussionists re-enact etiquette using utensils engaged with eating and drinking, chronicling two centuries of table dining implements and customs.

With an emphasis on the evolving roles of women, Never tilt your chair back on two legs  highlights the practices of four award-winning Australian female musicians, featuring the premiere of a new work by composer Kate Neal (VIC) alongside the Australian premiere of the seminal 1970’s music-theatre work Dresser by Mauricio Kagel. Originally designed of the male voice and body, Kagel’s Dresser will be reworked for three female voices, becoming a significant contribution to the performance and history of the work, forty years after its premiere.

Location
PICA Performance Space

Duration
60 minutes plus interval

Tickets
Early bird: $ 20
Standard: $32
Member: $26
Concession & Groups (6+): $22
*Early bird offer available for pre-sales until 16 March. 

Bookings
pica.org.au / 9228 6300
or in person at PICA reception

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