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TEIK KIM POK
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Kick The Bucket
Kick The Bucket
Taxes can be avoided! Just ask Kerry Packer. But what good was it to Christopher Skase in the end? "Shagging Julie" presents a crash course in the ultimate destination. What choices are left when you are dead? Should you start writing your eulogy now in case someone else stuffs it up? Why do funerals make people horny? The wonderfully talented and irreverent "Shagging Julie" will be joined by a whole new mix of performers, musicians, designers, architects (not to mention dancers), in a performance installation that will confront taboos, and arouse your morbid fascination in wickedly comic ways
devised And performed by Michelle Outram, Teik Kim Pok And Gavin Sladen
Presented by Shagging Julie and Darlinghurst Theatre Company in association with PACT Youth Theatre Inc
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Apart from very popular and world touring productions, many performing arts events are largely forgotten about in a matter of months. Traces may remain in various collections, but few collecting agencies, such as libraries, catalogue each flyer or program individually. Hence, unless one knows that an event took place at a certain time in a certain place, tracking down such an event as part of a research project is often a matter of chance. Where research needs to be carried out on high profile and well-documented productions only, this is not a problem. However, both the historian and the analyst will attest that the cultural, political, or sociological context in which a performing arts event takes place is also of major importance, as are the other events that took place in close proximity, either in place or time. A good overview of such productions provides us with a 'social document' that can greatly enhance cultural studies in ways that extend far beyond the narrow confines of theatre history. For instance, data such as this can be used to monitor the health of communities, particularly when used in association with data obtained from other social science disciplines. When one researches a particular playwright one might want to know about all the productions of plays by that author; if one wants to investigate what choices a particular audience had over a period of history and compare this to, say, an ethnic breakdown of the population, one would need to know broadly all the events that took place during that time. If one wanted to do a statistical analysis on the shift in popularity of a genre over one or more generations, it is important to have knowledge of most of the relevant major and minor performance events that took place. In this context, issues of aesthetic quality and the professionalism of a production - which will of course have an impact on such studies - are not the determining factors when deciding to include or exclude events, since all events are the raw material for such research.