Bunny is co-produced by Campbelltown Arts Centre (AUS) and The Substation (SIN) with support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Abrons Arts Centre (NYC), the Playking Foundation (AUS), Singapore International Foundation and the National Arts Council (SIN), Tanzfabrik (BER).


Review:


“Two hours disappear quickly in BUNNY, a bondage-performance event in which desire hums beneath explorations of trust, consent, collective responsibility, spectatorship, sexuality and power... BUNNY is a momentary explosion of questions. It is a temporary community. I leave abuzz with an emergent sense of my own place in those questions; with a new sense of my own desire.”


Cleo Mess / Real Time (Australia)


“As a piece probing the relationship between artist and audience, Bunny is a very effective one. Rope bondage is a fitting metaphor to expose and explore the expectations and contracts between the two parties. The artist-audience relationship is a consensual one as both have permitted themselves to be in the same space, but who truly gets to dictate artistic content? Is the artist serving the audience’s needs, or is the former merely playing with the latter? Bunny as a work asks all these questions and more. It is a bold, evocative work, and (if you allow yourself to be un/restrained) great fun as well.”


Daniel Teo / MAGCUL (Tokyo)


Performances:


September 14th - 17th, 2017

T.B.A. Festival | Portland Institute of Contemporary Art | Portland, U.S.A.


February 2nd - 5th, 2017

Arts House | AsiaTOPA Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts | Melbourne, Australia


Septmber 23rd - 24th, 2016

OzAsia Festival 2016 | Adelaide, Australia


April 20th - 23rd, 2016 | *North American Premiere

Abrons Arts Center | New York City, U.S.A.


February 10th & 11th, 2016

TPAM / Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting 2016 | Yokohama


January 22nd & 23rd, 2016 | * Premiere

Campbelltown Arts Centre | Sydney, Australia


November 4th & 7th, 2015 | *Installation/Preview

Dance Barents Festival | Hammerfest, Norway


September 18th-19th, 2015 | *Pre-Premiere/Preview

The Substation | Singapore


September 6th, 2015 | *Excerpt

Mixed Bathing World | Beppu Project | Beppu, Japan

|Works|

Luke George and Daniel Kok exploit the physical properties of rope and knots to unpick the boundaries of desire, trust, consent and communion between artist and audience. In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, Kok and George look to macramé, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to weave together an interactive experience of collectivity. "Bunny" is a nickname given to the person being tied in rope bondage. In this work, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?


Artists: Daniel Kok and Luke George


Producers: Tang Fu Kuen, Alison Halit

Lighting design: Matthew Adey / House of Vnholy

Dramaturgy: Fu Kuen Tang

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre


Images by Bernie Ng and Christopher Frape.