11-13 October 2024

The Unknown Swimmer

Stellar Soprano Dives into the Deep End

Date and Time
Sat 12 Oct, 3.30pm
St Patrick's Hall
60 minutes
$39 / $32

This exciting recent work by acclaimed composer Kevin March and soprano/librettist Judith Dodsworth, with direction by Alyson Campbell, is a multi-media reimagining of the traditional song-cycle through the addition of spoken word, and a unique immersive digital environment created by award-winning photographer Jason Reekie, with projection design by Justin Gardam.

This deeply moving autobiographical work depicts Dodsworth’s profound, personal transformation as she ventures into cold-water swimming to navigate questions around mental health, ageing, and sexuality. Reconnecting to her creativity as a response to adversity and the challenges of living under COVID restrictions has become the catalyst, rationale, and theme of the work. Through sensuous, intimate language, evocative music and stunning imagery, The Unknown Swimmer speaks to the individual and collective transformations we undergo to find meaning in our post-pandemic world.

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Kevin March
The Unknown Swimmer

Judith Dodsworth Soprano
Laila Engle Flute
Campbell Banks Cello
Louise Devenish Percussion