The Exchange is an extended collaboration between two young theatre compaies, Italy's Dewy Dell and Sydney-based collaborating artists Justin Shoulder, Toby Knyvett and Nick Wales.
As creative producer Jeff Stein explains, the first part of The Exchange involves a presentation of current works from both groups at the North Melbourne Town Hall in May, a presentation across two seasons, Program 1 and Program 2. This will be the first time that the two collaborators meet. The next phase will be a tour of Italy in 2013, where the two groups will begin devising a collaborative work. Check the Arts House website for details.
In Program 1, Justin Shoulder presents 'V', a fusion of live performance and high-concept ceremony. Jason calls forth demons and demented souls in a design spectacular.
In 'Cinquantta Urlanti, Qaranta Ruggenti, Sessanta Stridenti' (or 'Furious Fifties, Roaring Forties, Screaming Sixties'), young Italian company Dewey Dell, transform the language of seafaring into a vivid choreographic event. The company, an offshoot of Societas Raffaello Sanzio, create dreamlike journeys through hectic soundscapes.