BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR
Jacob Boehme & ILBIJERRI Theatre
We hold memories in our blood. It connects us. It defines us.
Blood on the Dance Floor explores the legacies and memories of our bloodlines, our need for community, and what blood means to each of us – questioning how this most precious fluid unites and divides us.
A choreographer, dancer and writer from the Narangga and Kaurna nations of South Australia, Jacob Boehme was diagnosed with HIV in 1998. In search of answers, he reached out to his ancestors. Through a powerful blend of theatre, image, text and choreography, Boehme pays homage to their ceremonies whilst dissecting the politics of gay, Blak and poz identities.
Blood on the Dance Floor is an unapologetic, passionate and visceral narrative that traverses time, space and characters. A story of our need to love and be loved, Boehme’s striking monologue reveals our secret identities and our deepest fears, seeking to invoke ancestral lineage in a contemporary quest for courage and hope.
"The fact that we can see our own lives reflected in the particulars of Boehme’s makes the heroic honesty of his story all the more astonishing." - Limelight
Written and Performed by Jacob Boehme
Director Isaac Drandic
Choreographer Mariaa Randall
Movement Coach Rinske Ginsberg
Dramaturge Chris Mead
Projection Designer Keith Deverell
Costume Designer Kelsey Henderson
Sound Designer James Henry
Spatial Design Jenny Hector
Production Manager Emily O’Brien
Producers Jacob Boehme & ILBIJERRI Theatre
Tour Producers Performing Lines