Trespass to debut at Fringe in Mount Lawley

Director Bello Benischauer and performer Elisabeth M Eitelberger. Photo: Marie Nirme. d490227 communitypix.com.au.
Director Bello Benischauer and performer Elisabeth M Eitelberger. Photo: Marie Nirme. d490227 communitypix.com.au.

FREMANTLE based artists duo Bello Benischauer and Elisabeth M Eitelberger will bring ideas of human existence, suffering and acceptance to the Fringe Festival.

Trespass is the first fringe show for the duo, who have created this piece over six months.

Eitelberger said the performers used spoken word, physical movement with soundscapes and visual projections.

“Four female characters explore the complexity of gender in contemporary society and how the influence of race, class, culture, religion, sexuality, capitalism among others urges them to raise philosophical as well as banal questions to identity, social interaction, power and oppression,” she said.

“While one indulges in materialism, another tries to build her image around her higher education.

“Whereas one suffers from being born into a wealthy milieu, another crosses borders fleeing her country to simply survive.

“It’s a performance that gets under your skin, because it aims to be close, intense, confronting, slow, fast, quite, loud and triggers emotions.”

Eitelberger said the production involved intense training.

“The performers are no dancers but constantly move in this production and had to prepare themselves to be able to hold the energy for the duration of 70 minutes without an interval,” she said.

“All four performers come with different cultural backgrounds, besides English, small parts will be spoken in French and Slovak.”

THE ESSENTIALS:

WHAT: Trespassing

WHEN: February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 starting 8pm

WHERE: Spectrum Project Space