28TH JUNE - 1ST JULY, 2023
B Á R B A R O S is an multidisciplinary project that weaves dance, sound and visual art/ design explorations into a highly visceral and poetic stage production that maps a creative voyage through the ambiguous and inescapable relationship between civilisation and barbarism.
Its dynamic physical performance, evocative sound score and visually graphic stage and costume designs, generate a uniquely original stage production that poetically unpacks how the barbaric lurks in the hearts of all the civilised.
The paradoxical nature of modern humanity, where cultured societies still perform barbaric acts, underpins the performative nature of B Á R B A R O S and ultimately unwraps a beautifully twisted narrative that plays on the antagonism between instinct and the restraints of civilisation.
Through stunning visual imagery, mesmerising original score, and accomplished choreography, B Á R B A R O S is an unflinching journey into what it is to be human.
'What Lurks on the Edge' is an ambitious contemporary dance and magic collaboration between South Australian choreographer Lina Limosani and Melbourne Magician & Producer Elio Simonetti. It is a highly visual, audacious contemporary dance work that draws upon Charles Perrault’s 17th-century horror-folktale Blue Beard. Utilizing dance, stage magic, object theatre, and kinetic costuming, this stage production is a retelling of the original story that privileges women. It is a reimagining of myth and archetype through the heroine’s journey.
In August 2022 'What Lurks on the Edge' undertook a substantial development with funding support secured from the Government of South Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.
'What Lurks on the Edge' is working towards a presentation season in 2024.
Choreographer / Director: Lina Limosani
Set and Costume:
Performer: Matt Roffe
Choreographer: Lina Limosani
Magician / Conjurer: Elio Simonetti
Performer: Cody Lavery
Performer: Zoe Gay
Performer: Lily Alcock
Performer: Sarah McCrorie
Costume Designer: Davis Browne
Dramaturg: Al Seed
Photo Credit Alexander Waite Mitchell /
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Limosani Projekts
in association with Brink Productions.
An unflinching journey into the ambiguous and inescapable relationship between Civilisation and Barbarism.
A highly visual, audacious contemporary dance work that draws upon Charles Perrault’s 17th-century horror-folktale Blue Beard.