insides/outside is a playful visual theatre performance. Incorporating movement and text. A bizarre, yet familiar, landscape of oversized and miniaturized props populate the performance space. Insides/outside is, in part, an analysis of how fears and desires are internalized inside the architecture of the human body. Insides/outside was presented at Melbourne Fringe, 2005.
'insides/outside', brings together skill, creativity and imagination and thas been recognised to both artistic and critical acclaim in the 2005 Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards, picking up a commendation for Dance and Movement. The judges felt that 'insides/outside' harnessed creative innovation of form, presenting a highly theatrical marriage between dance, movement, text and performance. Elena Vereker, Creative Producer.
There is an intriguing counterpoint at work in this succinct and playful piece which invites us to pose questions about the oppositions which we deploy to understand our world: movement against spoken word; performer against performer, sound against action; language versus gesture. insides/outside plays out these oppositions in an exploration of unexpected and disorienting moments. insides/outside takes us on a figurative journey from the inside to the outside and back, or quite possibly to somewhere else altogether. The scraps of narrative offer tantalising, if spare, glimpses into a hidden world. The puns on puns and the ongoing dialogue between the character of 'Inner' and 'Outer' were delightful – paralleling the dance of the body and of the word - and deftly performed. Review by Tim White