Until 17 June 2017
Free with your Versus Rodin ticket
Doppelgänger is a new work by Garry Stewart and Australian Dance Theatre, created
especially for inclusion in
Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time
“Doppelganger” is a German word that is most generally associated with 19th century Gothic and Romantic literature, where a protagonist is haunted by a mysterious character who eerily appears as their identical twin. This doppelganger twin is traditionally the harbinger of ill fate or doom, and signals a sense of foreboding, danger, misfortune and the possibility of impending death.
This new work sets out to parody and reframe the notion of the body double, by
annulling the suggestions of horror and foreboding and playfully representing this mythical
character as delightfully camp, impish and ironically uncanny.
Performance dates and times:
12, 1 and 2pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Thursdays and Fridays (except Good Friday)
No performance on April 7
Friday 9 and 16 June only
Saturday 10 and 17 June only
Duration 15 minutes
Where Gallery 23B
Cost Free with your Versus Rodin ticket
Principal Donor Neilson Foundation. Publication Partner Gordon Darling Foundation. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation and supported by Adelaide Festival.