Melbourne tour August 2012 

Personal Political Physical challenge is showing at the Malthouse Theatre August 11 – 25. Check it out and get your tickets here, or you can get add a supporters contribution to your tickets here and get some great rewards.

A couple try to reignite the fire through radicalising exercises in their garage, drawing obscure occupiers to their alternative suburban melodrama.

Featuring dance, theatre and healthy doses of agitprop design opulence, this work is a provocative, entertaining and adult extrapolation of the childhood game of risk: truth, dare, physical challenge. It is a uniquely high stakes, double blind experience.

Personal Political Physical Challenge is created by West Australian hybrid performance company Hydra Poesis. The team includes director Sam Fox – recently awarded one of the inaugural Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships – an ensemble cast led by Rachel Arianne Ogle and James Welsby, and an exquisite original score by Perth’s woman-Korg-laptop-matrix Stina.

“There are party politics, gender politics, class politics and moral conundrums to navigate and an unforgettable ‘Jane Fonda Workout’ integrated into the choreography. The pacing and dynamics are beautifully pitched. This is a piece that delights and surprises; thoroughly entertaining.”  The West Australian

Conceived and directed by Sam Fox
Choreographed by Sam Fox, Rachel Arianne Ogle and Martin Hansen
Performed by Rachel Arianne Ogle, James Welsby, Bianca Martin, Heath Barrett and Storm Helmore
Original score by Stina
Design concept by Thea Costantino
Lighting design by Bluebottle – Ben Shaw & Ben Cobham
Design team Ainsley Canning (set), Pierce Davison and Dimity Magnus (special props), Mandy Elmitt (costume), Ben Taaffe (mixing & sound design), Simon Wise (original lighting design)
Producer Sam Fox
Associate Producer Francesca Hope
Production Assistant Renae Coles
Developed with original cast Martin Hansen, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Kathryn Puie, Bianca Martin, Heath Barrett