THE ART OF BEDFIGHTING

A STORY WITHOUT WORDS

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Sharing the whimsy and heartbreak of being alone by telling a story too difficult to tell with words; The Art of Bedfighting is something private, funny and special.

A silent cabaret with live music, clowning and physical theatre, this is a show about when being alone is the best feeling ever; and the opposite - when you just want a hug but no one is around to give it to you.

Created and performed by

Alia Vryens

 

Live music accompaniment from

Colin Craig

 

Directed  by

Colin Craig

 

Original Music and Sound Design

Tim Beresford & Colin Craig

  • A woman dances with a puppet made from her underwear because no one else is watching.
  • A woman tries to masturbate while wearing a corset and large skirts but can’t... quite... reach...
  • A woman sets the table and waits and waits and waits for someone who never comes.

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If you’ve ever found it hard to get out of bed because the world was a bit too much, come and have a laugh-cry at The Art of Bedfighting.

 

“Vryens is ‘naughty’, subversive… and possesses the most expressive deadpan face you may ever see.” – Stage Whispers

“Vryens… sets the room on fire.” – The Age

 

READ THE REVIEWS

Adelaide Theatre Review 2016

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"simply stunning” (four stars)

 

Great Scott!

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“it was a pleasure to get under the sheets with Alia Vryens”

 

Art of Bedfighting has existed in many different incarnations over the years, and has had many wonderful artists collaborating to help its creation.

 

Many thanks to Daniel Rice, Eva Johansen, May Jasper, Tim Beresford, Kip Brennan and Colin Craig for their insight, hard work and talent, for without them this show would not exist.

 

Special mention to The Butterfly Club and Auspicious Arts Incubator for their support in the development of the work, in giving us space to play and experiment.

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