Jenny Sealey, Graeae & Strange Fruit
Jenny Sealey, the artistic director of The Garden, takes us back to the roots of this hypnotic aerial outdoor piece created by Graeae, the boldly inventive disabled-led theatre company in collaboration with world-renowned Melbourne-based performing arts company, Strange Fruit.
The Garden is gravity-defying outdoor theatre performed on four-metre high sway poles to create new stories in the air. Watch a troupe of nomadic story-keepers share stories of grace, growing up and imagination. For a brief moment in time, the keepers open their garden-ritual – a ceremony of renewal, transformation, and harmony.
Walking in the graveyard where the performance was conceived, Jenny Sealey tells of how the ground holds secrets – secrets that are there for us to discover… and to keep.
See how her story continues with in the Push Me Collection: The Journey.
For more information on the artists and full credits go to Push Me Please
Director: John Durrant, BDH
Music: Timo Baker, Subvertical
With thanks to Bim Ajadi and Ted Evans for additional film footage
The Push Me Collection is a series of short films about artists who are pushing themselves to reach previously unattained goals. The artists are commissioned by the Unlimited programme as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and will showcase their work at the Unlimited Festival.