Presented by Insite Arts and Vitalstatisix
A girl meets a half-man-half-kangaroo in her dreams, and falls in love. Obsessed by his reality, and the idea of becoming a part of it, she takes desperate measures to spend more time with him. This obsession leads her into the darkest depths of the human psyche.
After sell-out shows in Melbourne, Slovenia and The Netherlands, South Australian artist Fleur Elise Noble returns to her home-town with her exquisitely textural visual performance that beautifully weaves puppetry, projection, drawing and dance. Like a low-tech hologram or a high-tech paper pop-up book, ROOMAN transports us inside worlds of animated universes as they unfold upon a giant, three-dimensional paper set.
Heart-warming and heart-breaking, ROOMAN is a visual-musical extravaganza about following your dreams, waking up, and living.
Port Adelaide locals, you will recognise your hometown in this fable.
“Noble and her team bear comparison to the British company 1927, crafting – from a bespoke, noir-like surrealism – a dark, whimsical style of visual theatre that dominates the imagination. Rooman is a must for anyone interested in the possibilities of cinema in theatrical space, and will fire the imagination of older children and adults alike.” The Sydney Morning Herald
Creator and director: Fleur Elise Noble; Designer, projection artist and puppet maker: Fleur Elise Noble; Sound design: Missi Mel Pesa; Production and stage manager: Niccolo Gallio; Contributing performers: Fleur Elise Noble and Daniel Fels; Contributing composers and musicians: Zaachariaha Fielding, Sarah Reid, Tim Bennett, Peter Knight, Mal Webb, Missi Mel Pesa (AKA Melbient) and Opiuo; Time-lapse photography: Simon Carroll; Drawer and animators: Fleur Elise Noble, Tim Bennet and Isobel Knowles; Costume creators: Bryony Anderson, Kasia Tons and Sara Yael/Lily Castel
Rooman has been funded and supported by Arts South Australia, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and Windmill Theatre. It premiered with Arts House.
Image: Bryony Jackson