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“Like a Michael Leunig cartoon, mysterious and pregnant with meaning…” – Chris Boyd, The Australian, 21 August 2015

Celebrating a return to the solo stage after the highly successful production THE COLLAPSIBLE MAN, Gerard Van Dyck presents a new, intimate dance theatre work.

Part nightmare, part time capsule, part gift. A surreal physical poem.

PICNIC explores notions of innocence, naivety, creativity and chaos as Gerard’s character challenges the artist’s philosophical role in society by cleverly leaping between childlike regression and adult responsibility.

PICNIC combines nuanced and athletic choreography, machine gun monologues, illusion and intelligent humour to present an absurd meditation on the importance of creativity.

Conceived, choreographed and performed by Gerard Van Dyck. Writer: Marieke Hardy. Composer: Alisdair Macindoe.

The performances on Sunday 23 August (including Q&A) and Thursday 27 August will be Auslan interpreted. Companion cardholders receive one free ticket (phone & door bookings only).

To download a copy of the PICNIC program please visit

Image by Jeff Busby.

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