Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Living is a horizontal fall

Tampalini, S. (1995) Living is a horizontal fall. [Performance] [Creative Output]

Free to read:[r]/living....
*No subscription required


The title Living Is A Horizontal Fall was drawn from Jean Cocteau’s novel OPIUM: The Diary Of A Cure; a text P[R] used as source material for the performance, in parallel with the physical and theoretical investigations outlined below. OPIUM loosely describes Cocteau's journey from addiction to cure, touching along the way on the nature of creativity and the human need for certainty in an uncertain existence. The fragmented structure of the novel, and its deviation from conventional narrative, meant that it was ideally suited to become one of the multiple strands drawn out by P[R], in this performance process.

Item Type: Creative Output
DirectorTampalini, Serge
AdapterTampalini, Serge
AdapterRobinson, A.
PerformerRobinson, A.
PerformerCullity, S.
PerformerIjourk, B.
PerformerRajil, A.
ArtistFatmi, M.
Company Credits: Murdoch University Theatre, Theatre De Sidi Belyout, Institut Francais
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Performance [Re]Search
Other Information: The work of P[R] began formally with a presentation of Living Is A Horizontal Fall that was designed and produced as part of the International Theatre Festival in Casablanca, Maroc [September, 1995]. The first performance of the work was given at the Murdoch University Theatre, August 1995.
Item Control Page Item Control Page


Downloads per month over past year