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Bunny 


by Daniel Kok (SG)  & Luke George (AU)

'Bunny' is a nickname for the person being tied up in rope bondage. Luke George and Daniel Kok look to macramé, sailors' knots and shibari to weave an interactive experience of collectivity in neon colours. They explore the properties of rope to unpick the boundaries of desire, trust and consent.

Through dance, installation and bondage, Luke and Daniel explore the possibility of a temporary community - its unstable yet safe space of negotiation. Unravelling shared lines of connection, stake and suspended tension, the question is: what if everyone in the theatre is a bunny?

CREDITS 

Created and performed by
Daniel Kok and Luke George

Producers
Alison Halit and Tang Fu Kuen

Tour and Distribution Manager 
Alison Halit

Lighting design
Matthew Adey/House of Vnholy

Dramaturgy
Tang Fu Kuen

Technical stage manager
Gene Hedley

Commissioned and co-produced by Campbelltown Arts Centre (AU)
The Substation (SG)

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Abrons Arts Centre (NYC), the Playking Foundation (AU), Singapore International Foundation, National Arts Council (SG) and Tanzfabrik Berlin.


REVIEWS 

“Two hours disappear quickly in BUNNY, a bondage-performance event in which desire hums beneath explorations of trust, consent, collective responsibility, spectatorship, sexuality and power... BUNNY is a momentary explosion of questions. It is a temporary community. I leave abuzz with an emergent sense of my own place in those questions; with a new sense of my own desire. - Cleo Mess / Real Time (Australia)


“As a piece probing the relationship between artist and audience, Bunny is a very effective one. Rope bondage is a fitting metaphor to expose and explore the expectations and contracts between the two parties. The artist-audience relationship is a consensual one as both have permitted themselves to be in the same space, but who truly gets to dictate artistic content? Is the artist serving the audience’s needs, or is the former merely playing with the latter? Bunny as a work asks all these questions and more. It is a bold, evocative work, and (if you allow yourself to be un/restrained) great fun as well. - Daniel Teo / MAGCUL (Tokyo)