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PLUNGE by Kate Shearer

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Marine Parade

Southport, QLD 4225

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Seeing Place Productions, supported by Bleached Arts

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PLUNGE

Are you scared of falling or are you afraid that maybe you'll throw yourself over so hard and fast, it'll knock the wind out of you?

Tom is beginning his career, Alex is fighting for one last Games and Cassy just wants a chance. Using the very venue that will play a prominent role in the Commonwealth Games, PLUNGE delves into the pressures both internal and external on our athletes in a powerful new theatre work about taking a leap of faith and beginning again when you fall. Writer/Director Kate Shearer spent months interviewing elite swimmers, coaches, high divers, synchronised swimmers, learn-to-swim parents and administrators to investigate our relationship with the pool and fuse their real stories with fiction in this exciting physical, site-specific performance.

Inspired by the architecture of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, audiences travel from the confines of the children's pool, look up at the dive tower and down from the stadium to the 50m pool to view evocative projections on the pool, on bodies and the building as they listen to a rich tapestry of sounds and voices through headphones.

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Concept/Writer/Director: Kate Shearer

AV Designer: Nathan Sibthorpe

Sound Designer: Guy Webster

Sound: Tonepacer

AV: Pixel-line

Lighting: Gold Coast TAFE Production Course

With: Hayden Jones, Alicia Min Harvie and members of the pool community.

Seeing Place Productions has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast Council partnership to support local arts and culture. Thank you to Bleached Arts, the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, the Gold Coast TAFE and all those who shared their stories so generously.

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Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Marine Parade

Southport, QLD 4225

Australia

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