Kin

Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Kin

By Stephen Page

27 September 2007 – 06 October 2007 Merlyn Theatre

Malthouse Theatre,

Devised Dance

In 2005, David Page floored Malthouse Theatre audiences with Page 8, a soul-stirring portrait of a life less ordinary. Now, his brother Stephen picks up the story of his family with Kin, a rocking, hip-hop dance jam, riddled with affecting tales. In this new production, Stephen hands the torch to the next generation: in their words, at an age where they are often spoken for but rarely spoken with. Kin is performed entirely by his young relations, whose slim shoulders bare a world of joy and struggle, pain and faith. These kids are deadly: whether break-dancing, singing or just spinning a yarn.

Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Kin". Photographer: Jeff Busby

Cast

Isileli Jarden

Performer

Ryan Jarden

Performer

Josiah Page

Performer

Samson Page

Performer

Sean Page

Performer

Creatives

Stephen Page

Stephen Page

Director, Devisor

Peter England

Set Designer, Costume Designer

David Page

David Page

Composer

Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes

Lighting Designer

Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Operator/Engineer, Lighting Operator

Douglas Watkin

Video Designer

Claire Bourke

Claire Bourke

Stage Manager

Acknowledgements

Kin was originally commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery for the 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT5). Kin was originally supported by the Sidney Myer Foundation. This production of Kin is supported by the Poola Foundation - Tom Kantor Fun.

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