Last seen at UTR 08 with small metal objects, Back to Back returns to UTR with a beautiful and disarming production, full of vulnerability. The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh’s travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As the hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. One of Australia’s most respected theatre companies, Back to Back Theatre has developed a global reputation for its unique ability to present the issues of our times with a distinct outsider focus. Photo Credit: Jeff Busby

Last seen at UTR 08 with small metal objects, Back to Back returns to UTR with a beautiful and disarming production, full of vulnerability. The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh’s travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As the hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation. One of Australia’s most respected theatre companies, Back to Back Theatre has developed a global reputation for its unique ability to present the issues of our times with a distinct outsider focus.


Photo Credit: Jeff Busby


Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Back to Back Theatre
Directed by Bruce Gladwin
Devised by Mark Deans, Marcia Ferguson, Bruce Gladwin, Nicki Holland, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Kate Sulan, Brian Tilley & David Woods

Australia

UTR 2013 - The Public