Behind the Veneer (2010)

Buzz Dance Theatre

Visual Design: dashvisual
Composer: Ben Collins
Dancers: Laura Boynes, Rhiannon Spratling, David Mueller,  James Welsby, Hayley Schmidt, Peter Fares

Behind the Veneer is a highly physical, captivating, and accessible dance theatre work that unravels the many and varied masks we wear to function in different situations, to stay in ‘control’ and keep relationships afloat. This provocative dance work provides an insight into the games we play to preserve inner most feelings and cover insecurities. The work tackles themes of self-identity, investigating the facades we develop to hide and conceal our true identity. What are you willing to reveal?

The appeal of the work is magnified through understandable relationships and situations, creating a narrative that audiences relate to and directly understand. Incorporated in the performance is a cinematic score by renowned multi media company dashvisual and a captivating original music score.

Funny, heartfelt and visually arresting, it’s a delightfully entertaining hour.

- Varnya Branilow. West Australian. 2010

Director Cadi McCarthy developed a strong and spirited full length work with six dancers that tells individual stories, speaks of society as a whole, and interweaving relationships that audiences can relate to.

- Gillian Clark, Arts Hub, 2010