interwoven stories, frayed memories
StringThing is theatre built from contemporary circus, movement and intensive biographical research.
Performed solo by Christy Flaws, she explores the stories of her family that are bound by rope, wool, lace, twine and sinew. Using snippets of text, circus arts and a whole lot of rope the piece asks questions about migration, storytelling and death.
From the Shetland Islands to New Zealand to a dark and tangled Melbourne theatre, String Thing tells the history that destroyed her grandparents’ generation and the heartbreaking loyalties and personal resilience that remain.
StringThing is physical theatre as memoir, memoir as an act of survival.
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