Form Dance Projects And Riverside Theatres Present ABOVE GROUND

From 21st to 23rd June, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the exciting double bill, Above Ground, exploring the subtleties of above ground movement with apparatus.

The double bill will feature the new work, Cat's Cradle, from Australia's celebrated physical theatre company, Legs On The Wall. Expertly utilising a commanding apparatus that looms over the space, like a curtain of tentacles, Cat's Cradle will explore the depths of what is private and what is public. It will tantalisingly coerce the audience to look at their own desires, where reality and fantasy collide.

Artistic Director of Legs On The Wall and creator of Cat's Cradle, Joshua Thomson said, "The work delves into and exposes the true reality of intimacy between a couple who each crave more, and push each other's limits. It hums with an underlying tension, sometimes playful sometimes painful, and a little bit sexy."

The second work, Soft Prosthetics and Metal Gods, sees Kathryn Puie bring her extraordinary versatile physicality to the stage in a new variation of her career-long foray into dance for stilts.

A collaboration with artist Lux Eterna, the work explores how we depend on external devices and prosthetics to enhance, extend and expand our human experience. It will question whether it is possible to breathe life and extend consciousness into these inanimate objects, and if we have lost touch with the haptic realm.

Puie said, "This new work has developed from a rich and dynamic collaboration between Lux Eterna and myself, and brings our explorations of the embodied gaze and prosthetic bodies to the stage."


Creator Joshua Thomson Creative Producer Cecily Hardy Performers/Collaborators Angie Diaz and Macarena Bravi Sound Design & Composition Zackari Watt Rigger/Collaborator David Jackson


Performers/Collaborators Kathryn Puie and Lux Eterna Direction/Choreography Kathryn Puie Videographer Lux Eterna Sound Design Ashley Scott Costume Design Olivia Deur


When: 8pm on Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd June

Duration: 70 minutes

Tickets: Adult $35 and Conc $28 - From the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or

Where: Riverside Theatres - Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

Note: Cat's Cradle contains mature adult themes and is recommended for ages 16+.

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