Originally from Australia (Ngunnawal Country), Penny Chivas (she/her) is a Glasgow-based dance artist with a background in improvisation and multidisciplinary practices. Most recently her concerns around the environment lead her to create Burnt Out, a solo dance theatre work based on her experiences of the devastating Australian bushfires.
Bringing together both past and future, fact and personal lived account, Burnt Out is at once an intimate
personal story and a universal meditation and reflection on our changing climate.
Embedded in its soundscape are sounds from Black Summer — of magpies that have learned to mimic
emergency sirens, of the shark sirens used to draw attention to the fire-blackened skies, and of
helicopters circling overhead. Original music from Paul Michael Henry is interwoven with the delicate
lighting of David Bowes.
Weaving spoken word and movement, taken on a journey through Australia's devastating bushfires
including Penny's own experiences, through their ignition and devastation, and left with space to ponder
how we got here.
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