The Faders






Physical theatre blending, contemporary dance, music, and puppetry of the carpet; The Substation as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2012. The Faders is about the fear of fading into obscurity, of disappearing, not being seen, and the extreme lengths some people will go too, to remain in the limelight.






The Faders – 3 1/2 stars. “The dancing is the star here, and Carmichael is at her best developing intricate partnering work…..there is a sense of a clear purpose and structure within the drama, which is mostly uncluttered and fully developed. With a vocabulary that suits the skills of these powerful dancers and the luxury of an enormous space in which to move, The Faders is Fringe at its finest.” Read more:


Review, Jordan Beth Vincent  (Oct 6th): “a really ambitious piece – eight dancers, HUGE, cavernous space at The Substation in Newport. This is Carmichael’s most complex work to date. …Carmichael manages to find a good balance of text and physical expression….A strong, earthy physicality permeates the whole piece. Also a highlight is Carmichael’s use of the ridiculously deep space – diagonals” Reviewed by Stephanie Glickman.


THANKYOU to our Pozible pledgers: Louis Matthews, Angela Pamic and Josh Lowe, Adrea Ebsworth, Sera Carmichael, Jill Parker-Hill, Beth Lane, Claire Carmichael, Jill Byrne and Michael Todd Foster, Amanda Welsh, Kristine & Sean Young, Lara Gandini, Director of ‘Kindy Dance Time’, Anne Harrison, Dianne Brassington,  Michael Bye, Lisa Wilson, Tom Lambert, Janet Wilson and Alya Manzart.

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