2016 House Programs Lady Eats Apple - Page 6

BACK TO BACK THEATRE Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with disabilities, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to all people. Based in Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies. Seeking to make a body of work that exists in repertoire across time, the company tours extensively locally, nationally and internationally. Over the last decade, Back to Back Theatre has presented 44 national and 71 international seasons of its work. Since 1999, under the Artistic Directorship of Bruce Gladwin, the company has nurtured a unique artistic voice with an emphasis on the ensemble’s commentary on society. Created through a process of research, improvisation and scripting, new work is realised across time via collaboration between the ensemble, Artistic Director and guest artists. MELBOURNE FESTIVAL Provoking and inspiring, Melbourne Festival seeks to connect art forms, people and ideas. At the heart of Melbourne’s culture of creativity, we curate unique experiences that bring people together and break new ground in culture and the arts. Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events. Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway Executive Director Kath M Mainland CBE 06—23 OCTOBER 2016 www.festival.melbourne Facebook melbournefestival Twitter @melbfestival Instagram @melbfestival #melbfest In addition to its professional practice Back to Back collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities. backtobacktheatre.com Facebook Twitter Instagram backtobacktheatre @Back2BackTheatr @backtobacktheatre This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festival Inc., Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Carriageworks, Wiener Festwochen, and with support from the Keir Foundation and Thyne Reid Foundation. Lady Eats Apple has been supported by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program 2016). Back to Back Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, Australian Arts and Culture Fund (Catalyst), supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the City of Greater Geelong. This presentation has been supported in its development by the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Coleby Consulting. First developed in residence at the V&A as part of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT). IMAGES | Jeff Busby Presented with Funded by donations from the