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.

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Great Southern Dance pays its respects to the original owners of the land upon which we work, the Muwinina and the Mumirimina people.

We acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community as the continuing custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and honour Aboriginal Elders past and present. We value their history, culture and resilience and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.

lutruwita milaythina Pakana – Tasmania is Aboriginal Land