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WYRD: SEASON OF THE WITCH – AN INTERVIEW

This image: Previous production MACBETH: 9 SCENES REHEARSED – Photos by Jasper Kyle
Featured image: from Facebook “The training has been running in tangent with rehearsals to prep and support the ensemble for our show ‘Wyrd’ .”

The Ninefold Ensemble is a unique company in the Sydney theatre landscape.  With their new production, WYRD: SEASON OF THE WITCH, now in creation I spoke to lead artist Victoria Greiner who has been with Ninefold Ensemble since 2014 about the company and production.

SAG:  Hi Victoria.  This looks like an exciting production but I wonder if could begin with a chat about Ninefold Ensemble.  Ninefold work with the Suzuki method?

VICTORIA:  Yeah, so the full title is the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and it was started by Japanese theatre practitioner Tadashi Suzuki.  It’s a hard thing to put into words but it uses exercises from ballet, martial arts and is inspired by Greek Theatre and it has a holistic aim: to bring out breath, voice, free the body, it’s about your centre.  Sort of to reunite parts of yourself dismembered by the modern world.  And the thing is, you never fully conquer it …it’s a style of training where you get to know your body better and push its limits. Continue reading WYRD: SEASON OF THE WITCH – AN INTERVIEW

WYRD:SEASON OF THE WITCH

Graphic and Image by 51 Watts – Graphic Design

WYRD: THE SEASON OF THE WITCH draws on the tropes of urban legend to rework Shakespeare’s Scottish Play into a striking new narrative that follows the rise and fall of a powerful warrior identified only as ‘Our Lady.’  Her insatiable ambition makes her a target for the malevolent Wyrd Sisters who have their own designs for the infamous Scottish noble.

The high energy and tightly choreographed performance will feature Shakespeare’s original text cut from Macbeth, reordered and stitched back together with toe-tapping 50s pop songs, powerful choral speaking and high energy movement. Wyrd is a truly unexpected performance of the Bard’s ‘unlucky’ play. Continue reading WYRD:SEASON OF THE WITCH