Two blokes in an office: one older, one younger.

A cross between The Office and a cage fight, Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that builds to moments of emotive impact, where generational truths are exposed and unpacked. A flash of bared teeth, a territorial pissing contest, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got.

Cockfight explores the power play between men, the frailty of the ageing body and questions our culture’s desperate struggle for achievement.

A full-throttle mashup of extreme physical risk-taking, graceful movement and slow-mo fight sequences, this darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre by newly formed Gold Coast/Berlin company The Farm, sees long-time creative collaborators Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber reassess who is in charge.

Two performers on a stage: one older, one younger.

At The Farm, work is made in a collaborative process where everyone brings their expertise without being confined to it. All animals are equal.

Direction Kate Harman, Julian Louis, Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber.
Performed by Joshua Thomson & Gavin Webber
Lighting Design Mark Howett
Sound Design Luke Smiles
Set Design Joey Ruigrok & Joshua Thomson
Producers THE FARM, in association with Performing Lines and NORPA

Banner image by Darcy Grant

PRODUCTION HISTORY

2017 | The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Gold Coast, QLD
2017 | Arts House, Dance Massive, North Melbourne, VIC

2016 | APAM, QPAC Brisbane, QLD

2015 | Dance North, Townsville, QLD
2015 | Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns, QLD
2015 | NORPA, Lismore, NSW

PRODUCER CONTACTS

Narelle Lewis | Producer (National)
[email protected] | +61 (0)2 9319 0066

Emma Corrick | Tour Coordinator (National)
[email protected] | +612 9319 0066

Fenn Gordon | Tandem Works (International)
[email protected] | +61 424 743 705

CURRENT DATES

Thurs 14 - Sat 16 Sept | The Arts Centre Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Queensland | Tickets/info>>

Tues 3 & Wed 4 Oct | Laban Theatre, London, UK Tickets/info>

Sat 7 Oct | Storyhouse, Chester, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Tues 10 & Wed 11 Oct | Gulbenkian, Canterbury, UK Tickets/Info>>

Fri 13 & Sat 14 Oct | Lighthouse, Poole, UK Tickets/Info>>

Tues 17 & Wed 18 Oct | Cast, Doncaster, UK Tickets/Info>>

Fri 20 Oct | Oxford Playhouse at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Tues 24 & Wed 25 Oct | Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, UK | Tickets/Info>>

Fri 27 Oct | Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich, UK Tickets/Info>>

...intensely theatrical movement with a keen Aussie sense of play and irony never far away
— Courier Mail