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You arrive at the meeting point, where you’re registered, processed and stripped of your belongings. You step inside the shipping container, the doors close behind you, and the world you know changes forever.

Inspired by actual events, ‘SK!N’ by TerryandTheCuz redefines the theatrical experience, bringing audiences into the world of human trafficking. Through visceral, achingly beautiful choreography, the despair and desperation of refugees’ mental and physical torture is laid bare – and you, as a participant, are fully immersed.

Created in collaboration with artist Ashley Dyer and Malaysian human rights NGO TENAGANITA, ‘SK!N’ is about the lengths that people go to in order to survive or better their lives. It is about the dehumanising trade of people: its winners and losers. It is about how the privileged, actively and passively, consciously and subconsciously, benefit from and then distance themselves from the plight of others.

Note About Performance:

This is an immersive and participatory performance event. Audience members will be led to outdoor locations near the venue and are encouraged to travel light and wear comfortable clothing appropriate to local weather conditions. Suitable for persons above 12 years of age. Atmospherics, strobe lighting and loud music will be used during the performance. This event is also not wheelchair friendly. Duration: 80 minutes.

Wednesday 7 March 2018, 7pm
Thursday 8 March 2018, 7pm
(opening night)
Friday 9 March 2018, 7pm
Saturday 10 March 2018, 3, 6 and 9pm
Sunday 11 March 2018, 4 & 7pm

Industrial School
Sacred Heart building

$35 | $25 conc | $20 preview + booking fee


Project Support: Australia Council
Touring Support: Creative Victoria
Community Partner Malaysia: Tenaganita
Community Partner Australia: Welcome To Australia
Community Engagement Partner Victoria: Multicultural Arts Victoria
Melbourne Presenting Support: City of Yarra
Venue Partner: Abbotsford Convent Foundation
Project Seed Funding: National Department of Arts and Culture (Malaysia)
Technical Solutions: The Rubix Cube
Presented by: TerryandTheCuz


Event starts
Wednesday 7 March, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 11 March, 2018
Abbotsford Convent
Venue Address
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067

Melbourne, Melbourne

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