By Parkin Projects
Welcome to the grind.
9 – 11 MARCH
RR1, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
In the confines of an office space, two workers are locked in corporate submission. A seemingly mundane office block is turned inside out. Something menacing lies beyond the fluorescent lights.
Killjoy is a cult horror film meets live dance-theatre work inspired by the Japanese ‘salaryman’ phenomenon. A satiric look at toxic capitalist culture and an individual's pursuit to find meaning in the corporate world. The work explores parallels between the psychological demands of professional dancers as compared to white-collar workers climbing the corporate ladder. In this world, movement is exhaustive, repetitive and laborious. A comment on overwork and burnout.
Worlds collide as strategies misalign. Time is irrelevant here…
Performance Dates & Times
Thursday 9 March, 6.30pm
Friday 10 March, 6.30pm
(includes IN.CONVERSATION, a post-show discussion/ Q&A)
Saturday 11 March, 6.30pm
ALL TICKETS $20
Adult themes and references to violence, sexual harassment, death.
Strobe lighting, haze and smoke FX.
This season of IN.HOUSE is curated by Raewyn Hill and supported by City of Perth.
The development of Killjoy has been supported by STRUT Dance through its 2022 SEED Residency Program and its Groundworks season.
CHOREOGRAPHER & SET/ COSTUME DESIGNER
Georgia Van Gils
Elise Reitze-Swensen & Rosie Taylor
SET/ COSTUME DESIGNER
Object House - Declan Macphail
‘Parkin keeps the action minimal but strange; there’s a strong sense of animosity between the characters...for anyone who has worked in an office it’s all too recognisable’
- SEESAW MAGAZINE