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Bargain garden (music theatre)

by Damien Ricketson (2011)

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Work Overview

Bargain Garden is a toxic nightmare, in all the pretty colours of the rainbow. An immersive, multi-sensory performance installation, inspired by the thousands of bargain stores and two-dollar shops that multiply across our cities, Bargain Garden takes the temperature of the fever of mass consumerism that drives our society.

From Theatre Kantanka (Missing the Bus to David Jones) and award-winning contemporary music collective Ensemble Offspring, 'Bargain Garden' fuses performance, live music, kinetic sculptures and multimedia installation. 'Bargain Garden' invites us to experience both the rush and aftermath of our bargain-crazy, shopping-mad culture and lifestyle.

'Bargain Garden' is a collaborative work between Carlos Gomes [Director] and Damien Ricketson [Music Director].

Artists: Claire Edwards, Carlos Gomes, Heidrun Löhr, Katia Molino, Rodney Nash, Jason Noble, Teik-Kim Pok, Damien Ricketson, Justin Shoulder, Kym Vercoe, Nick Wishart and Mirabelle Wouters.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Collaborative music-theatre work 

Duration: 50 min.

A commercial recording of "Bargain Garden Outro" available here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bargain-garden-outro-ep/id830354017
Video showreels and online documentation are available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6igjXNOwGs and http://vimeo.com/30889118

Performances of this work

1 Nov 11: Carriageworks, Sydney. Presented by Performance Space.. Featuring Theatre Kantanka, Ensemble Offspring.

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