• Miriam Herzog with Ambassador Nineta Barbulescu and her husband Dan Barbulescu

    Miriam Herzog with Ambassador Nineta Barbulescu and her husband Dan Barbulescu

  • Jana anf Igor Grilc and their daughters Gaja and Lejla

    Jana anf Igor Grilc and their daughters Gaja and Lejla

  • Cathy Petocz and Barbara Poliness

    Cathy Petocz and Barbara Poliness

  • Lim How Ngean, Thilo Kober, Anne McHaughton, Jane Coultas and Justin Smith

    Lim How Ngean, Thilo Kober, Anne McHaughton, Jane Coultas and Justin Smith

  • Patrice Christie, Nakul Legha, Laura Stockdale and Will Christie

    Patrice Christie, Nakul Legha, Laura Stockdale and Will Christie

  • Lily Mulholland and Juzzy O'Brien

    Lily Mulholland and Juzzy O'Brien

  • Cathy and Rob Piani

    Cathy and Rob Piani

  •  Street Theatre Director Caroline Stacey launches the festival

    Street Theatre Director Caroline Stacey launches the festival

Segue - 2015 Encoded @ The Street Theatre

9 May 2015

The Street Theatre with its comprehensive and eclectic mix of theatre, music, dance, children’s programs and creative support across the wider spectrum of ‘arts’ always surprises, and always entertains. And collaborates as was evidenced by a little festival in collaboration with the Centre for European Studies at the ANU called Segue 2015. A contemporary festival with performances exploring our cultural and creative influences we share. Of course we have good traffic between Europe and Australia in the cultural arena and that’s a two-way street of course, but our Street is where this year’s program brings an eclectic mix to the stage.

On Europe Day it was the Stalker Theatre with Encoded that had the audience mesmerized with their mix of dance, aerials and a projected digital space that moved and expanded like a giant amoeba, became a clutch of fiddlesticks and took us inside an imagined industrial complex that moved vertically to produce a weird kind of vertigo. And then the dancers/aerialists walked sideways on that wall . They had all arrived on stage wearing the most extraordinary light emitting framework that projected the patterns onto their bodies. So clever! But the disturbing moments that reminded me of being in a car – it’s usually the Bunning’s carpark – when getting settled I glance up to see the car next to me moving and in that instant I feel like it’s me and my car. Some of Encoded had that effect; playing with my place in this space. But the performance by this company that regularly spans the two continents was superb.