‘Extraordinary storytelling... comforting and uplifting' The Guardian ★★★★
Acclaimed Australian performance-maker Tamara Saulwick transforms ordinary people’s experiences of death, dying and the afterlife into 'extraordinary storytelling, marked not by sadness but awe' (The Guardian).
Endings is an evocative mediation on cycles and an expression of the universal desire to stay connected to loved ones once they are gone. Using portable turntables, reel-to-reel tape players, recorded interviews and live music from folk singer Paddy Mann, this intimate and quietly powerful piece finds form for both ordinary and extraordinary aspects of that most inevitable of human experiences.
Voices of the living emerge ghost-like from records, performers converse live with the taped voices of past conversations, tape loops carve round and round through the space, and song floats across the familiar crackle of records ending.
Tamara Saulwick is a Melbourne artist who moves across and between artforms to create distinctive live performance works. The recipient of multiple awards, her work has been presented nationally and internationally. Endings premiered in Australia in 2015 where it was nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work, and won the Green Room award for Best Design & Realisation.
Find out more about Endings in Tamara Saulwick's own words
'Not so much about grief as death's strange intimacy' Sydney Morning Herald ★★★★ read full review
'An elegant, economic production that delivers on its promise to stay with you long after you leave' The Guardian ★★★★ read full review