The Burrow

A futile quest for peace of mind

The Burrow takes its title from one of the last stories Kafka completed,  an allegory of Kafka’s own insecurity and futile quest for peace of mind through    feverish creative effort. The production incorporates a highly original use of visual theatre techniques in one of the company’s most striking new works.

Smetanin’s music is characterised by a forceful, sometimes abrasive hyper-energetic rhythmic drive with roots in sources as diverse as Stravinsky, ‘funk’, Russian  folk, hard rock and Xenakis.

Instrumentation: 2 sop., mez., alto, 2 ten., bar., bass, vlc.,    2 cbs., fl., sax., bar. sax., tpt., pf., sampler, 2 percs.

“I don’t recall being so impressed since [the first time I saw] Pina Bausch’s Wupperthaler Tanztheater”

THE AUSTRALIAN

1995: World Premiere, National Theatre St Kilda (10 – 19 August)