House of Sand

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House of Sand Season: Semester 2 2019

House of Sand continues to create visceral, innovative performance for audiences around Australia and New Zealand. In the second half of 2019 we are working on two major projects in multiple cities and states.

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House of Sand continues to create visceral, innovative performance for audiences around Australia and New Zealand.

In the second half of 2019 we are working on two major projects:

“The Split” by Sarah Hamilton – a meditative & incisive new play about how we cope with imminent change with our closest loved ones, and a parable for impending ecological disaster. Presented in partnership with the Old 505 for Sydney audiences in December, and touring in 2020 & beyond.

Creative Development of “That Was Friday” – a new multi artform work about intimate moments in the lives of transient global citizens. Inspired by the poem of the same name by Ruby Dixon, and incorporating the personal experiences of a global team of transient artists – this will be our most complex and ambitious project to date. In public development in the ACT in late 2019.

Now firmly established as a unique and important new voice in the Australian & New Zealand theatre and dance landscape, House of Sand are continuing to give voice to a breadth of stories and ideas – taking big global issues, and looking at them through an intimate personal lens.

Audiences across four Australian states and two countries have been amused, moved and provoked by our unique blend of absurdity, viscerally embodied performance and social commentary.

We’re now seeking support to sustain our newly professionalised model of operations – ensuring that the wonderful artists we work with are properly fed and watered while they make the next suite of enlightening theatrical experiences for our broad and diverse audience.

Donations through the Australian Cultural Fund will be used to fund artist fees and travel and production expenses for these two projects: one new, and one just beginning.

Your support will ensure we can continue to create big bold images in our work, increasingly pay artists their true worth, and bring our work to whole new audiences.

In 2019 we also have a new focus on deep development and sharing our creative process with audiences and supporters. In addition to public seasons of work we now have a podcast – Too Many Tangents – where we share insights on life and art and interview fascinating artists who cross our path. Projects without an imminent public season will have a range of open showings, creative discussions and associated events; bringing you, the audience and supporters, into the creative process.

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House of Sand creates madcap, visceral performance work in and across artforms including Theatre, Dance, Cabaret and Visual and Performance Art.

Co-Artistic Directors Charles Sanders and Eliza Sanders work together and separately in a broad range of styles, in many places – principally Adelaide, Wellington, Sydney, and Canberra … and wherever else the wind takes us.

House of Sand’s work is a little hard to pinpoint: sometimes it’s political, sometimes personal, usually a little pensive and always a little absurd.
Our inspiration comes from our observations of the world and the people around us: a melding of minds is central to our thinking, and so we work with a broad range of collaborators.

If the shape of the work seems a little distorted, it’s probably because that’s the lens through which we see the world.

“ELIZA AND CHARLES SANDERS ARE IMPORTANT ARTISTS WHO GIVE US AN ALTERNATE VIEW OF THE WORLD”
– Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See (Syd) & Auditorium (UK)

WINNER
Best Emerging Company – NZ Fringe 2016

WINNER of three 2016 NZ Fringe Awards
NOMINATED for seven 2016 NZ Fringe Awards including
BEST IN FRINGE
OUTSTANDING PERFORMER (ELIZA SANDERS)
and
MOST INNOVATIVE WORK (CASTLES)

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Sam Hall

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Courtney Knight

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Artists Website
http://houseofsand.org