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Having allowed the public to fondle their bodies in THE PORNOGRAPHY OF PERFORMANCE, the members of The Sydney Front now intend to redress the balance.
DON JUAN is a fevered speculation on operatic excess, sex, desire and seduction.
“Extreme seductiveness is probably at the boundary of horror” - George Bataille […]
The theatre is haunted by the ghosts of desires only half-remembered. The dream of that one annihilating moment is still the preferred reference point, but we tend now to experience its charisma from a discreet distance.
Though monstrous abandonments may now be denied us, there are still a few slits in the curtain, still a few breaches in the barbed wire through which a ceremony of seduction can be acted out.
"In DON JUAN, The Sydney Front tries to find the appropriate semaphore." - Press Release for Don Juan 1991
In Don Juan, The Sydney Front created what Le Soir (Brussels) described as a ‘chiaroscuro of taboo desires’ and the Rheinische Post (Dusseldorf) ‘a wild cacophonous yearning’. The audience mingle with the performers on the performance floor, which might be a kind of soirée or Don Giovanni’s ball.
Warning: Sydney Front's performances may contain corse language, adult themes and nudity. Suitable for 18+ years old.
Also available: Staging the Audience: The Sydney Front, Waltz, John Laws/Sade: a confession, The Pornography of Performance, Photocopies of God, First and Last Warning, Passion
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