Immersive, theatrical, and performantive stories
A selection of video, sound, and design works for various theatre, contemporary dance, and exhibition productions. These works have been presented at major institutions and festivals including Sydney Festival, Arts House, La Boite, Brisbane Festival, Jute Theatre, and Tarnanthhi.
From Campfire to Stage
Jute Theatre, CIAF, 2022
By David Hudson
Directed by Issac Dandric
From Campfire to Stage Light is an epic journey toward self-determination and Indigenous pride, as told through the life experience of David Bindi Hudson, well-known and loved cultural leader and global ambassador for Indigenous Australia.
La Boite, Brisbane Festival, 2019
Directed by Issac Dandric
Written by Stephen Oliver
“From Darkness is a story about the aftermath of sorry business – Aboriginal rituals that are observed during a period of mourning. It looks at how, on the first anniversary of a loved one’s death, a family is coping with their loss.” Angelina Hurley, The Conversation
“Preston has nightmares, beautifully represented by a blue psychedelic short film sequence that is projected on the screen at the back of the stage. We see his internal pain and struggle play out physically.”
Photography by Stephen Henry
ADHOCRACY 2020, Creative Residency
Jacob Boehme with Keith Deverell and Isaac Drandic (VIC, QLD & TAS)
Mother’s Blood is a contemporary urban drama played out online and IRL about three generations of an Aboriginal family, exploring political change across decades, online identities and technology in dramatic storytelling.
This project is the second in a series of works around the theme of blood. Mother’s Blood highlights the experiences of Aboriginal women living with HIV, alongside themes of contemporary Aboriginal identities, sexuality, family loyalty and community. The process brings Jacob back together with artists Isaac Drandic and Keith Deverell, extending their artistic collaboration seeded during the making of acclaimed performance work, Blood on the Dance Floor. The residency was developed online during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Writer and creator – Jacob Boehme; Dramaturg and director – Isaac Dandric; Video artist – Keith Deverell; Performers – Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Chenoa Deemal, Kiah Cruse (image)
Tristen & Isolde
Melbourne Opera, 2018
In collaboration with Yandell Walton
Melbourne Opera brings you one of the oldest mythical love stories, Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde – considered by many to be his greatest music, certainly one of the most popular.
This new production directed by Suzanne Chaundy presents a unique opportunity to see a masterpiece last seen in Melbourne seventeen years ago – proudly supported by the Richard Wagner Society of Victoria.
“The extraordinary form and miasmic, restless shifting and questioning of the music leads the audience into an altered state.” Director, Suzanne Chaundy
Photography by Melbourne Opera