Theatre Review: Wireless is eerily eruptive, quietly volatile and infinite in a confined space – Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane

A show five years in the making – Wireless is eerily eruptive, quietly volatile and infinite in a confined space.

A slightly different experience every time, the show works on ambient technology bending to the will of the performers in this dance theatre conquest. Director and Choreographer Lisa Wilson explained the show is deeply rooted not only in a very real and very terrifying culture of technology we live in, but on true stories and experiences, some insightful and many discomforting.

What makes it a build on its previous performance is the technology it utilises. In a way, it’s us laughing at ourselves. The statement of this piece is the darkness of technology, and yet we need technology to make this show what it is.

Through movement and the tangible, technology alters the music in which the performers dance to. Other elements, including light and physical theatre transform backgrounds, stages and the introspectiveness of the characters.

Trust, privacy, desire and control. These are the pillars on which Wireless‘s narrative is built. Control and surveillance especially seem to go hand in hand and truly make the audience squirm in their seats.

A lack of dialogue has never spoken such volumes, in the dark corners of the Judith Wright’s stage.


The writer attended the production on 15th June 2017. Head HERE for more details. 


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