Commune: A Gothic Eco-Opera

Commune: A Gothic Eco-Opera

What is the human race racing towards?

In a dark and sepulchral world, we sing an acapella wish for the future of humanity.

COMMUNE is an immersive multi-artform event  (a blurring of music, dance, lighting design, poetry, bold costumes and theatre), directed by’ The Omega Point and featuring a gothic kaleidoscope of haunting electronic music from their LP in the making.

COMMUNE has been devised collaboratively between musicians, dancers, artists and designers to co-create an evocative, dream-like experience.

Taking place In a vast and spartan Carlton church, dominated by a pipe organ soaring toward the sky, COMMUNE draws us together to contemplate the future of humanity – are we on the path to self-destruction or will this be a new awakening?

COMMUNE, directed by The Omega Point and co-devised with a diverse team of established and emerging artists, including physical theatre performers, drawing on a range of forms such as Butoh and the writings of Antonin Artaud. It will feature: musicians as dancers, dancers as musicians, dream-like multimedia immersion in an exploration of possibilities for the future of humanity.

Participating Artists : Helen Smith, Bronwen Kamasz, Alejandro Espino Aldana, Alexander Meagher, Mark Conroy, Gabrielle Leah New, Angelique Zhou, Anna White, Spira Stojanovik, Feifei Liao, Abraham Polatkesen, Anna O’Bryan, Amberosa Rollston, Fiona DiBerardino , Alexandra O’Connell

Produced by: Robert Johnson

This event takes place on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

‘Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants’