Can We Talk About This?
The House of Dance has the opportunity to present an exclusive preview of British DV8's new show by Lloyd Newson. Can We Talk About This? will premiere in Australia in August followed by an international tour. Dansens Hus is co-producing the show and for two weeks in June, the company also are in artistic residency with us.
This new production by DV8 Physical Theatre is about freedom of speech, censorship and offence. From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the ‘Muhammad cartoons’ in 2005, DV8’s production will examine how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, press freedom and artistic censorship. In the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘To Be Straight With You’, this documentary-style dance-theatre production will use real-life interviews and archive footage. Contributors include a number of high profile writers, campaigners and politicians.
DV8 Physical Theatre
DV8 Physical Theatre was formed in 1986 and has been led since its inception by Lloyd Newson. The company has produced 16 highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television. DV8’s most recent stage production, To Be Straight With You, was an exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. It toured nationally and internationally to great acclaim and won the Grand Prix de Danse at the French Critic’s Award (2009) as well as nominations for Best Dance Production at the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Dora Award in Toronto (2010). Find out more on www.dv8.co.uk >