Beautiful, insightful and surprising, Life Is Short and Long brings to life a multitude of characters and stories told from the point of view of a traveller who discovers unexpected turns of life for herself along the way.
Performance- maker Emma Beech visited Wirrabara in the winter of 2013, what she found was lots of greatness in a town almost forgotten.
Emma turns a bitter-sweet catalogue of human resilience in the seemingly disparate locations of Barcelona Spain; Wirrabara in South Australia’s mid north, and Port Adelaide, into a magical, witty and occasionally utopian meditation on human nature.
Life Is Short and Long is a performance installation created from Emma’s three years of travel yarns and investigations into how people respond to crisis and change.
Emma will visit Wirrabara in the months leading up to the shows. Keep a look out for her at the producers market May 15 & July 17 & September 18 and also keep an eye out on this blog as she details her thoughts on making the show.
Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October
Wirrabara Institute, Main North Road, Wirrabara
Adult – $20
Child under 15 – $15
Groups of 6 – $15 each
Tickets available from the Wirrabara Craft Shop and other nearby local outlets one month prior to show dates and check www.countryarts.org.au for more details closer to the dates of the performance.
09. 02. 2017
After the End
It has been 3 solid months since the last performance of Life is Short and Long at the Waterside Workers hall in Port Adelaide and the Wirrabara Institute. Only a month or so ago, I received this message from a local: “Hey there Emma, good morning. Just to say that your excellent performance / production […]
08. 07. 2016
The Port – is it happening?
Before I go to Barcelona, I will pause for a moment at Port Adelaide, which is where I am currently working out of Vitalstatistix, a theatre company based in the Waterside Workers Hall. Port Adelaide, and co-presenter of Life is Short and Long. The photo is of my at the Harts Market in the newly-loved […]
20. 06. 2016
Life is Short and Long – Now & the beginning
The picture is of me at the Wirrabara farmers markets, a rightly proud event in the calander of the town, run by the local progress society. The Life is Short and Long team were there to have a presence, tell some stories, hear some stories, and generally field all comments, questions and ideas on Wirrabara, […]