Dust at the Brisbane Powerhouse
Saskia Starck | On 15, Nov 2013
Dust explores local stories and experiences of Australians with asbestos.
The production can be described as multi-media theatre.
Incorporating sideshow, rock â€˜nâ€™ roll, film and a 50-voice choir featuring music written and performed by Mark Seymour.
Dust focuses primarily on Australians who battled James Hardie Industries for their use of asbestos in their products.
Donna Jackson, the head of Hubcap productions, explain how the production changes in each location.
This allows the show to explore the unique stories surrounding the exposure to asbestos in different cities around Australia.
The project is a joint collaboration between artists and those directly affected by asbestos related disease.
Despite the fact people won compensation from James Hardie Industries there are still hundreds of people in Australian suffering from asbestos related illnesses.
The play brings tribute to these Australians who continue to fight against the exposure.
Dust represents the guts, determination and the Australian fighting spirit.
â€œThis is work thatâ€™s neither earnest nor polemicâ€¦ Itâ€™s straight up, moving and enormously entertaining.â€ The Australian.
Brisbane Powerhouse, Visy Theatre
119 Lamington Street, New Farm
22nd â€“ 24th November
P: 07 3358 8600