Love You, Stranger

McKenzie, Vahri (2019). Love You, Stranger performance text, BANG! BANG! Perth, Australia: The Blue Room Theatre.

A performance text about the true crime stories of three Australian women accompanying a work of contemporary dance choreographed by Shona Erskine. It explores the social and cultural attitudes that render their histories marginalised, while the fear and anger that condemned these women in different ways reflects present day issues around public shaming. The creative process explored the intersection of narrative and dance as complementary languages, seeking ways to avoid ‘saying the same thing twice’, such as dance and voice taking different points of view.