Pin Drop

Pin Drop
Photographer Ponch Hawkes

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Tamara Saulwick is a powerhouse performer that drags the audience kicking and screaming. Pin Drop is a tour de force of fear.

Time Out Melbourne - 4 stars


​Part of Hot: New Dance and Performance from Australia

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Part documentary, part urban thriller, Pin Drop is an award-winning, audio-sensory work exploring the phenomenon of fear in our daily lives: how we respond to a noise in the dead of night, a shadowy movement glimpsed down a darkened alley, or the stranger breathing down the phone.
Drawing on a range of interviews with people from six to 92 years of age, this grippingly intimate work is told through 12 voices – one live, 11 pre-recorded. Household objects crackle into the imagination as stories both unnerving and strangely familiar unfold – conjured into life by Tamara Saulwick's riveting solo performance and Peter Knight's visceral score.

HOT is curated by Tramway with Robert Walton of Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

 "This piece starts in modern day suburbia with the question of how safe you feel in your own home. It uses the voices of interviewees mixed with Saulwick’s own voice, extraordinary surround sound and lighting to immerse you. Gradually the connection to the real world is uncoupled, and a voyage begins into the dark world of physical fear that lurks just under the surface of our everyday reality. The show moves from the question of how safe you feel at home, to whether you still feel safe in your own seat. Pin Drop, like Shifting Ground, uses the sensory power of live performance in a very sophisticated way that makes you feel the performance as much as watch it." Robert Walton