Golden Hour

Ella Hetherington

Golden Hour is a sonic/visual meditation set to a series of theatrical, choreographic images that unfold to create an evocative and celebratory archive of the universal experience of impermanence. It explores inevitability, patterns of human existence, perceptions of time, memories of place and the love left behind at the end.

Two performers – Ella-Rose Trew and Jacob Lehrer – create dynamic images of life and inevitability, framed within a transformative and physics-defying structure of the home, designed by Bruce McKinven. Tilman Robinson’s score provides a textural musical backdrop, an electro-acoustic sound both dark and brooding, integrating sonic design with onstage intimacies.  


Creator & Artistic Director
Ella Hetherington

Ella-Rose Trew
Jacob Lehrer

Composer & Sound Artist
Tilman Robinson

Set Designer
Bruce McKinven

AV & Technical Director
Mark Haslam

Movement Consultant
Rachel Ariane Ogle

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

During its 2022 creative development at European Foods Warehouse, the team trialed movement material upon a set prototype, exploring performance modality, projection mapping and the integration/responsiveness of sound. Performing Lines WA is excited about the interdisciplinary making of this resonant, sensory work and its potential staging opportunities, as we work with Ella and the team to plan the project’s further development toward production and presentation. 

Jen Leys Producer
Jeremy Smith Senior Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the creative development of Golden Hour has been supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Images by Shotweiler Photography
Video by Milkcrate Studio

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