Is This Love?

Photography by David Vagg

Is This Love? tells the story of a seemingly happy couple, whose life behind closed doors reflects that of 1 in 4 Australian relationships. The piece examines the impact that violence against women has on our society, painting a raw portrait of how love and intimacy are often intertwined with abuse and violence. This work wishes to pay tribute to the women who have died so far this year as a result of violence against women.

Choreographed by Bonnie Curtis.

Sydney Fringe Festival Cast: Ella Barton & Steph Wyburn with Anthea Agoratsios, Mary-Rose Chakti, Joanna Cook, Bonnie Curtis, Penny Day, Nicole Edwards, Kristina Labuzova, Melinda Persson, Helen Rawlings, Chantelle Sharples & Susan Ling Young.

Residency Development Cast: Ella Barton & Steph Wyburn with Lauren Batschowanow, Bonnie Curtis, Joanna Cook, Lisa Frisina, Inga Silfr Jon, Kristina Labuzova, Shiva Shakhesi, Chantelle Sharples, and Susan Ling Young.

Music Credits
Nocturne in B-Flat Minor Op. 9, No. 1 composed by Frédéric Chopin.

Is This Love? was featured in the fifth season of Platform Shorts, part of the Sydney Fringe Festival in September 2015.

Is This Love? premiered on September 10, 2015 at Platform Shorts, Sydney Fringe Festival.

Created thanks to Annandale Creative Arts Centre’s Platform Shorts Residency, 2015.

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