In 2010 Samara Hersch and choreographer Gabby Rose worked with Access Inc. (a not for profit organisation that supports young adults with perceived intellectual disabilities).

Together with a team of artists we explored Peter Carey’s Short Story ‘Do You Love Me?’ – a quirky and haunting tale about the politics of recognition. Through this investigation we created Permanence.

Creative Team

Co-created by: Samara Hersch and Gabby Rose
Devised and Performed by: Kyle Baxter, Joshua Ryan, Caley O’Neil, Ruthie Ben Danan, Zac Chester, Joshua Ferenbach, Lauren Goldbloom, Racheli Naparstek, Ruth Rushinek, Zvi Schweitzer and Moishe Yellen
Design and Production by: Bluebottle
Sound design and Composition by: Camille Robinson
Costume design by: Yunuen Perez Martinez

Presented at Dance House, for the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010.

For Permanence, Samara Hersch was mentored by Bruce Gladwin from Back to Back Theatre through the JUMP National Mentorship Program. This project was funded by The Australia Council For the Arts, The Besen Family Foundation, City of Port Phillip and was auspiced by Moriarty’s Project Inc.