Friday, May 11, 2007

Broken Down Silence

If you are in Melbourne, I'd like to invite you to see a dance show called "Broken Down Silence", which is an initiative of Christian Artsists Factory (CAF) on Saturday May 19th at 7.30pm. The piece was performed as a work in progress at Black Stump Festival '06 but this one off performance will be the first showing in Melbourne.

The evening's program will run for 1.5-2 hours with a variety of other performances including playback theatre, circus, music and dance performance.

Date:Sat 19 May, 2007
Venue:Truth & Liberation Concern, 265 Canterbury Road, Bayswater, Victoria
Time: Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Cost: Adults $15; Conc/ under 18 $10
Guest performances by: A Good Red playback theatre company, Sarah & Mel, Circus Acrobatics and more

2006 - 2007: Broken - Down - Silence
Why do you keep staring?
Just back off will ya?
What's your problem?
What are you lookin' at?
Youth homelessness
Indigenous culture
Ethic multiculturalism
Asylum Seekers

One question:
Do you see me differently?

Watercarriers' newest work is a 25 minute high energy contemporary dance piece. It incorporates stunning photography in multimedia and an eclectic and memorable soundtrack. Its original, collaborative choreography involves a greater physicality than previous works.

Broken Down Silence is an evocative work that depicts snapshots of Australian subcultures. With content specifically looking at youth homelessness, indigenous culture, ethic multiculturalism and asylum seekers, the Watercarriers seek to challenge themselves and their audiences on our views of each other. Broken Down Silence stirs emotion and gives an audience space to reflect and respond as deeply as they wish.

Are any of us all that different? Or is it just what we see?

More information about CAF, A Good Red and Water Carriers is available at


Corry said...

Or is it just what we want to see? :-)

God's Grace.

Kitty Cheng said...

Corry, I find that a really thought-provoking question. I think we are all not that different, as we are all precious in God's eyes.

Corry said...

Kitty, I think we are all the same. We all are born sinners. We may differ in being given different abilities, but our nature is the same. I think we like to justify ourselves by looking at other people's sins and situations and comparing ours to theirs. It often results in: their sin is greater than mine and I am in a better position, so I am doing right and am not such a bad person.
We have to keep in mind though that we can not judge someone else, but only ourselves. We need to judge ourselves through God's eyes and then we know, a sin is a sin and we are no better then anyone else!

God's Grace.

amy said...

Kitty, I echo what Corry is saying. We so often want to compare ourselves with others rather than Jesus Christ. When I measure myself against Him, I don't measure up. I am painfully short of his righteousness and his perfection. Yet it is because of these things that made Him able to be my Savior. Our focus/perception is often misplaced. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Corry, I agree with you. Judging someone else is itself a sin, and no one is better than anyone as we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God.

These questions were asked and 'attempted to answer' through this dance show by Water Carriers Theatre this coming Saturday. I look forward to the performance and the insight of the reflection and sharing.

Kitty Cheng said...

Amy, yes our focus should only be placed on Jesus Christ our Lord alone.