The Neo-Futurists Kick Off 25th Anniversary with SWEET CHILD OF MINE
The Neo-Futurists open their 25th anniversary season with Sweet Child of Mine. The show opens Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland.
Presented by The Neo-Futurists and award winning Australian theater company The Last Tuesday Society, Sweet Child of Mine is a contemporary performance exploring modern perceptions of art and family in Australian society.
Incorporating performance techniques and hybrid conventions utilized by young Australian artists, it fuses together theater, dance and video to create a unique portrayal of Australian culture in the twenty first century.
Performed by award-winning performance artist Bron Batten and her father Jim, Sweet Child of Mine is an unforgettable experience, which draws upon the traditional European artistic influences of Australia's colonial history, fused with the diverse contemporary culture of today's Australia.
This dynamic combination creates an exciting and responsive piece of theater, whilst reflecting the dry humor and ironic wit that is synonymous with 'The Land Down Under'.
The Neo-Futurists are thrilled to present this award-winning and uplifting work by one of Australia's leading young artists. With original sound design from Edward Gould, Sweet Child of Mine unites traditional performance conventions and contemporary Australian theater practice in a stunning fusion of modern discipline and unique antipodean energy.
Megan Mercier states, "The Neo-Futurists were immediately smitten with Bron, both in what we saw in her work and who we found her to be as a person. It was like finding a long, lost Neo-Futurist sibling. 9,000 miles away within another culture, we saw someone like us struggling with the same social and personal challenges that come from pursuing a career as an artist."
The Neo-Futurists, performers of Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind and creators of over 60 other original, full-length productions, are a collective of wildly productive writer/director/performers who create immediate, non-illusory, interactive performance presented at head-slappingly affordable prices.
The Neo-Futurists are partially supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Alphawood Foundation, Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
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