ELISION Ensemble | Justine Cooper | John Rodgers

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"...the voice of Deborah Kayser floats like a heavenly breath."                           photo: Alex Craig

Work guaranteed to get under your skin
By Joyce Morgan
Sydney Morning Herald, January 16, 2004

TULP: The Body Public
By Harriet Cunningham
Sydney Morning Herald, January 17, 2004

A Visceral Experience (pdf 220k)
By Carina Dennis
Nature Magazine, February 12, 2004

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"TULP is a revelation - a confronting, sometimes unbearably intimate collage of what it means to be human."
– Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald

“I came out from the experience genuinely exhilarated and satisfied…a wonderfully rich and characteristic visual language, strong themes and some great materials.”
--Damien Ricketson, Artistic Director - Ensemble Offspring

"A cut above the rest"
- Joyce Morgan, Sydney Morning Herald

"Tulp is another work of extremes, again about the body and our ambivalent relationship to it, but the dynamic between pain and release, despair and hope is this time delicately balanced. In its most accessible work to date, the Elision new music ensemble has created a wonderful hybrid, fusing documentary, new music and digital art into a vibrant new form of music theatre. Composer John Rogers and interdisciplinary artist Justine Cooper come together to realise a sustained reverie on the body, from birth to death, with many remarkable tales told by volunteers. "

-- Keith GALLASCH, RealTime 59