2.2 Taking Risks

Tuesday 18 June
@ Lousiana Museum
12:45 PM
Case Study

Belvoir is a 35-year-old theatre company in a converted factory, opposite public housing, in inner city Sydney. Saved by public supporters in 1984, the Company’s vision is ‘Fearless theatre that brings everyone together’. In 2019 Belvoir presented ‘Counting and Cracking’ a Sri Lankan/Australian story about refugees and reconciliation spanning four decades across two countries. It was the biggest, most ambitious production the Company has made, taking five years to develop, involving 19 performers from six countries and building a Sri Lankan community hall inside the neo-classical Sydney Town Hall. It sold out by opening night. This presentation outlines the unprecedented coalition of partners involved in realising this project at an extremely risky time for the Company.