Close in proximity but distant in communication. Hello physically explores the lives and evolving relationships of six teenagers growing up in a small country town and is largely inspired by John Duigan's film The Year My Voice Broke.
Hello was created for and funded by the Next Wave Festival.
Gasworks Theatre, Melbourne
May 20-24, 1998
Hello was a Dance Elixir project
Jodie Farrugia, Darren Green, Felicity Pearson, Megan Rowland, Evelyn Switajewski, Tim Wright
'Natalie Cursio once again demonstrated her talents as a director...there was a real grasp of theatrical languages. Her decision to present the show in the round imaginatively evoked the goldfish-bowl claustrophobia of growing up in a small town, while the endless parade of wheeling bicycles and sounds of whirring crickets conjured up the experience of long hot summers.'
Hilary Crampton, THE AGE
'The languid, seething boredom of sexual awakening in the suburbs is cleverly portrayed.... skilful dancers, original choreography...the dance captured the essence of teenage confusion, jealousies and transient liaisons.'
THE HERALD SUN