INGRESS is coming to Melbourne...
11th-15th October | Melbourne Fringe Festival | NICA
"Bridie Hooper is a very talented being. She has a rare fluidity in her movements. Her tumbling is exquisite, her aerial dance of the highest standard... But I’m actually not going to talk about the skills, cause that was a delightful feature of the show, but not what made it interesting..."
Nadia Jade, Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane
Photo: Billie Wilson-Coffey
A virtuosic summoning of the defiant human spirit..
An astonishing intersection of circus, physical theatre and movement, INGRESS is an award-winning, one woman show.
Using a stunning hybrid of interdisciplinary talents, INGRESS is a dark and inspiriting venture into a woman's psyche as she desperately and defiantly attempts to unburden herself from the real and imagined limitations of her being, to live with an urgency and euphoria that only an ending allows..
Witness exquisite contortions and tumbles, ascensions on aerial straps, succumbing at times to gravity whilst fearlessly working against it.
Inspired by the Greek Myth of Psyche, provoking the central question: if you cannot die, how do you live? Considered from a present day perspective and drawing on symbolism around time’s passage and how we mark it, the work turns this question of immortality back on us, asking whether acknowledging our mortality can inspire us to live more fully in spirit and heart.
An exclamatory, humorous and gutsy celebration of our living, Ingress celebrates the mortal spirit at its fullest, as a woman takes repossession of her life and death – the reimagined journey of a modern-day Psyche...