Physical theatre company Clockfire present their new Australian production we, the lost company, an adaptation, a moving poetic tribute to mother nature’s most mysterious element. Exploring the migratory nature of the ocean and the power of recollection, bodies raw, branded with enduring sunburn, unfurl and contract in a space which overflows with echoes of the past and predictions for our future.
Inspired by acclaimed Australian artist Brett Whiteley’s beach paintings, this original gallery of movement spans a shoreline of mnemonic encounters that collide with a tide that disturbs and reorganises. We, the lost company paints a timeless coastline, blue and bound with a special familiarity.
Adapted from the original stage work by Clockfire Theatre Company
Original concept/ stage direction by Emily Ayoub
Film by Laura Turner
Co-produced by Emily Ayoub & Madeline Baghurst
Cinematography and editing by Laura Turner
Performance direction by Emily Ayoub
Performed by Madeline Baghurst, Ryuichi Fujimura & Alicia Gonzalez
Original composition by Ben Pierpoint with sampling from
Billie McCarthy (vocals), Jack Murray (electronics), Julia Reidy (guitar) & Mary Rapp (cello)
Makeup consultant Natalia Ladyko
Original work devised by Emily Ayoub, Madeline Baghurst, Alicia Gonzalez & Arisa Yura
Design collaborator Amanda McNamara
"...we are all embroiled in this mysterious undertaking as one... revelling in the beauty of abstraction but powerfully connecting with its audience... The production is full of adventure... we, the lost company has vocabularies of its own that are refreshing, unique...but what it speaks can be understood by all" - Suzy Wrong, SUZY GOES SEE
"The ensemble nature of the creation process gives the work it’s clear and distant longing... It is a fluid and transformative experience." - Judith Greenaway, SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE
"But beneath the apparent cheeriness of all the stories is an undeniable melancholia. Not just the kind of melancholia that comes with all yearning for times past, but a pervasive sense of what is being lost now, before our eyes; landscapes and aquatic ecosystems that will never again be as they were." - Caitlin Doyle-Markwick, WITNESS PERFORMANCE.