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Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus / Wolverine

The Neilson
The Neilson
ACO Pier 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Dawes Point

Wednesday 10 January 2024 from 7:30pm to 8:50pm Thursday 11 January 2024 from 6:30pm to 7:50pm Friday 12 January 2024 from 6:30pm to 7:50pm Saturday 13 January 2024 from 1pm to 2:20pm Saturday 13 January 2024 from 7:45pm to 9:05pm


Starting from: $49

2 high-octane works from Australia and Northern Island explore class, gender and the fortitude of feminism. 

Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Masculinity, testosterone, social class, identity, football allegiance, religion, aggression – the id of the Northen Irish chav is broken down and raised again in Oona Doherty’s dextrous, captivating choreography for Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Doherty’s choreography brings a vibrating, method-acting intensity and nuance. It’s a moving, swaggering, loving, razor-sharp tribute to a group rarely afforded space in contemporary dance. 


Emma Harrison’s solo work Wolverine with composer Amy Flannery turns the need to carry your keys in your fist at night, like Wolverine, into a cycle of transformation, subverting and appropriating feminine archetypes, mythology, wolves, pop culture and self-defence. 

A highly physical work somewhere between dance, cabaret and performance art, it explores critical notions of gender, power, the pervasiveness of feminine archetypes in our stories, and the repercussions of those tropes on women’s bodies.

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