Buzz Dance theatre
Rabbit was inspired by the legendary curiosity of Alice in Wonderland and the celebrated absurdity of her journey down the rabbit hole. Harnessing fragments of of Alice’s story as catalysts for imagination, creativity and nostalgia, Rabbit blended object and costume design with dance theatre to convey the journey of an ‘Alice-wannabe’, She turns up in a forest to audition for a share-burrow of rabbits for their DIY wonderland. Dynamically, these squabbling rabbits resembled Ben Elton’s The Young Ones. Rabbit was nominated for four Helpmann Awards in 2006 including Best Female Dancer, Best Children’s Production. This full-length work with an outstanding original score by sound designer Mike O’Brien and cellist-composer Melanie Robinson, this work toured nationally including selling out for a 2-week season at the Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House in 2007.