By THE RABBLE
Night is not for slumber
Night is when we can see the stars clearly
Night is for ghosts
Night is for signs
Night is for the sublime and the miraculous.
At the shimmering edge of the forest, we watch. The liminal point between life, death and the mists beyond. In the dark, faith cries out. From us, or from others? A slow procession, an ablution, a ritual to hear the whispers, a tree that speaks, a lake that bleeds, a hymn for mirrors. This is what we believe. This is our veneration.
Using the structures of Dante’s Inferno, NIGHT is a new large-scale outdoor experience from feminist performance-makers, THE RABBLE made in collaboration with members of the Castlemaine community investigating the intersections between feminism and faith.
Co-Created and Directed by Emma Valente & Kate Davis
Performed by Mary Helen Sassman and Dana Miltins with members of the Castlemaine community
Set and Costume Design Kate Davis
Composition, Sound and Lighting design by Emma Valente
Production Manager Rebecca Etchell
Creative Producer Josh Wright
NIGHT has been commissioned by Castlemaine State Festival and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.