FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
A bell tolls as dusk falls, ringing out across the Brisbane Powerhouse forecourt.
Suspended from the building’s precipice, a rope stretches from ground to sky. Below, a figure stands waiting, arms outstretched, inviting you forward to share your hope.
Bear witness to the series of physical rituals that unfold as the figure twists and tumbles before ascending the rope to toll the bell in a resonant offering.
Blending the virtuosity of circus with the bell’s sonic wonder, Bridie Hooper’s new work celebrates the power of hope, inspiring a reconsideration of our unity and connection.
What do you hope for?
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Bridie Hooper is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, working with circus, movement and physical theatre for over 15 years.
Her work reveals multi-faceted perspectives on hope, connection, catharsis and mortality, navigating universal themes through deeply personal works that challenge form, context and the performer/audience relationship. Intersecting ritual, endurance and the body’s potential, her performances affirm and celebrate the intricate human psyche.
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
04 OCT – 29 OCT
Thur – Sat
Bridie Hooper’s first performance commences at dusk each evening.
Bell Concept, Design and Tuning – Anton Hasell
Dramaturg – Liesel Zink
Composer – Lawrence English
Set Design – Josh McIntosh
Lighting Design – Steven May
Rigger – Helen Clifford
Producer – Tom Pritchard
Production Manager – Peter Rhoades
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and has received additional support from Brisbane Powerhouse, CIRCA, Flipside Circus and Shaw Candy.