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"BÁRBAROS is a timely reminder of the potential that can be realised when independent artists are supported to explore their creative impulses"

- Farrin Foster.


Adelaide Festival Centre and Limosani Projekts in association with Brink Productions

B Á R B A R O S is an multidisciplinary project that weaves dance, sound and visual art/ design explorations into a highly visceral and poetic stage production that maps a creative voyage through the ambiguous and inescapable relationship between civilisation and barbarism.

Its dynamic physical performance, evocative sound score and visually graphic stage and costume designs, generates a uniquely original stage production that poetically unpacks how the barbaric lurks in the hearts of all the civilised.

The paradoxical nature of modern humanity, where cultured societies still perform barbaric acts, underpins the performative nature of B Á R B A R O S and ultimately unwraps a beautifully twisted narrative that plays on the antagonism between instinct and the restraints of civilisation.

Through stunning visual imagery, mesmerising original score, and accomplished choreography, B Á R B A R O S is an unflinching journey into what it is to be human.

“An epic work in concept and design, B Á R B A R O S combines bold physical performance and unforgettable illusion in this ambitious collaboration – the dance and set becoming one-in-the-same like a papier-mâché fusion.” Dance Hub SA

Photo: Alex Waite Mitchel

Supported By:

Choreographer + Director
Lina Limosani
Sound Sean Williams
Visual Artist Thom Buchanan
Set Thom Buchanan + Renate Henschke
Costume Renate Henschke
Live Sound Effects James Oborn
Dramaturg Paul Gazolla
Lighting Designer Tom Kitney
Stage Manager Ninian Donald
Photography Alexander Waite Mitchell

Anton, Jana Castillo + Rowan Rossi

“BÁRBAROS is a timely reminder of the potential that can be realised when independent artists are supported to explore their creative impulses” – Farrin Foster.  Read full review here.

Stage Whipsers
“I must admit, was not prepared for 55 minutes of sheer wonder and admiration for both the concept and the performance. I have not seen anything like it” – Barry Hill OAM. Read the full review here.

“This sole element of Limosani’s production is the psychological one puncturing any sense of secure belief there’s a real divide between civilisation and barbarity. The ultimate absolute heart of darkness.” David O’Brien. Read the full review here.

Read Adelaide now review here

June 28 - 1 July 2023

Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

We acknowledge that the land on which we live, and work is the  traditional land of the Kaurna people and pay our respects to their  Elders - past, present and future. Brink supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. 

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