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Regina Heilmann was a performer with Sidetrack Performance Group from 1990-1997, co-devising and performing numerous works such as The Drunken Boat, Idol and The Measure. In recent years she has collaborated with other artists and companies making new works such as Ferkel (flesh and feasting) and Leni Leni (politics, art and Leni Riefenstahl). She has had an ongoing artistic relationship with The Opera Project Inc and performed in The Terror of Tosca, Tristan and El Inocente. In 2000 she performed in the new media work, White Collar Project for Nerveshell and toured with Nikki Heywood Burn Sonata. She has directed for REM Theatre, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, Freewheels and Carnivale. Regina is currently the artistic director of PACT Theatre in Sydney.
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Room With No Air, A
Room With No Air, A
'A room with no air' is about two first generation Australians linked by their cultural histories. German gentile and Polish Jew, they struggle to understand the terrible dynamic that is their legacy. They probe beneath the surface of what they know to expose the paradoxes of their relationship. They reveal the tragic and complex repercussions of violence perpetrated by one culture on another and its impact on future generations. Moving between memory, nightmare and domesticity they confront each other with their opposing perspectives in an attempt to break the silence. The work is highly charged physically and vocally, is both lyrical and brutal, eschews naturalism and narrative but has a strong, clear dramaturgical spine. It poses many questions that speak to the palpable political tensions that have surfaced in Australia.
written by Regina Heilmann, Deborah Leiser-Moore
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Contemporary performance 55 min
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