Larissa McGowan

Cher

Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

“After a nuclear holocaust, all that will be left are cockroaches and Cher.” Jimmy James

Contemporary dance takes on the ultimate pop chameleon, Cher. Sounds weird? It is, in the best possible way.

Choreographer, dancer and fan, Larissa McGowan uses Cher’s iconic figure as a totem for exploring the rage and reinvention of the universal ageing female artist.

Cher is an inspired mash-up of gender, power and popular culture; a headfirst dive into self-discovery, pride and immortality.

Created with an all-star team of South Australian artists, this solo tour de force is back for five shows only after premiering at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2019.

“A sparkling reminder of the old maxim that one of the purposes of art is to make the familiar strange, and the strange familiar.” Ben Brooker, Witness, June 2019

Image: Tim Standing/Daylight Breaks from Cher, Larissa McGowan, 2019

Supporters

Cher was supported by the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Arts South Australia, and originally commissioned by Performance & Art Development Agency and Vitalstatistix

This remount is supported by the Australia Council’s Resilience Fund


Performance Dates

21 – 25 October at 7:30pm
Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets on sale September

Creative Team

Larissa McGowan: Creator, choreographer & performer
Steve Mayhew: Sound designer & co-creator
Sam Haren: Dramaturg & co-creator
Jonathon Oxlade & Renate Henschke: Set & costume designers
Chris Petridis: Lighting designer
Carol Wellman Kelly: Rehearsal director