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:


Sep 2019 - Festival Actoral | Marseille, France

Sep 2019 - Théåtre Garonne | Toulouse, France

Sep 2019 - Taipei Arts Festival | Taiwan

June 2019 - 13th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, Venice Biennale | Venice, Italy

May 2019 - SPRING Festival | Utrecht, Netherlands

Feb 2019 - Usine C | Montréal, Canada/Quebec

Dec 2018 - December Dance | Concertgebouw | Brugge, Belgium

Apr 2018 - Tanzquartier Wien | Vienna, Austria

Sep 2017 - T.B.A. Festival | Portland Institute of Contemporary Art | Portland, U.S.A.

Feb 2017 - Arts House | AsiaTOPA Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts | Melbourne, Australia

Sep 2016 - OzAsia Festival 2016 | Adelaide, Australia

Apr 2016 - Abrons Arts Center | New York City, U.S.A.

Feb 2016 - TPAM / Yokohama Performing Arts Meeting 2016 | Yokohama

Jan 2016 | * Premiere - Campbelltown Arts Centre | Sydney, Australia

Nov 2015 | *Installation/Preview - Dance Barents Festival | Hammerfest, Norway

Sep 2015 | *Pre-Premiere/Preview - The Substation | Singapore

Sep 2015 | *Excerpt - Mixed Bathing World | Beppu Project | Beppu, Japan




Recognition:

Bunny - Green Room Award nomination for Best Production in Contemporary & Experimental Performance

|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

Dramaturgy: Fu Kuen Tang

Producer: Alison Halit

Lighting design: Matthew Adey / House of Vnholy

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre


Images by Bernie Ng, Christopher Frape, Sarah Walker & Hideto Maezawa