Slow Burn, Together

Emma Fishwick
18–21 February
Perth Festival
Perth, WA

In a golden world of coconuts and grapefruits, piles of books and high heels, a clothing rack and a gramophone, Perth-based choreographer Emma Fishwick draws you into mesmerising vignettes filled with unexpected delights. 

Slow Burn, Together is an antidote to the uncertainty of our times; a place of respite and building a human connection. With a wry sense of humour, the work demystifies high art and contemplates a female perspective as an ensemble of 15 women subvert their historic objectification to reveal the labour behind the facade. 

Let yourself be drawn into this series of moving pictures that collectively form a visual epic, offering a timely meditation on the world around us. 


Emma Fishwick 

Main Performers
Ella-Rose Trew
Francesca Fenton

Women Ensemble
Frances Barbe
Laura Boynes
Liz Cornish
Julie Doyle
Shona Erskine
Nannette Hassall
Ella Hetherington
Rachel Arianne Ogle
Sue Peacock
Isabella Stone
Marie-Muriel Toulcanon
Min Zhu

Emily Coles
Ellie Matzer

Set and Costume Design
Bruce McKinven

Sound Design
Tristen Parr

Lighting Design
Chris Donnelly

Renée Newman

Production Manager
Mark Halsam

Stage Manager
Chelsea Knight

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

This work will premiere at the 2021 Perth Festival.

Dates & Times: Thu 18 – Sun 21 February
Thu – Sat 6.30pm | Sun 5pm

Venue: State Theatre Centre, Studio Underground, 174-176 Williams St, Perth

Duration: 80 mins | Latecomers not admitted.

Notes: Contains partial nudity and smoke effects

Jen Leys Producer

Presentation History

Perth Festival
Perth, WA

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Slow Burn, Together was supported by STRUT Dance SEED Residency 2019 and the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The world­ premiere of the work was co-commissioned and presented by Perth Festival.

Hero image by Emma Fishwick

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.