Victorian premiere of SK!N at the Engine Room

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Bendigo’s Engine Room will host a Victorian-first performance of critically acclaimed production SK!N from March 1 to March 3.

SK!N by TerryandTheCuz in collaboration with artist Ashley Dyer and Malaysian human rights organisation Tenaganita, is an immersive production that explores human trafficking.

SK!N redefines the theatre experience: as the audience arrives, each person is registered, processed and stripped of their belongings, before stepping into a specially customised shipping container, where their experience begins.

Capital Venues and Events Manager David Lloyd said the work had been commissioned as a bold and imaginative response to a global issue.

“Art can be a powerful medium to reimagine situations and transform the way we think about things,” Mr Lloyd said.

“Performances like this are not just artistically important, but also socially significant.

“An important component of this work is engaging with the local community. Community members have taken part in workshops and will be part of the performance.

“We are very proud to be the first city in Victoria to host the performance, which speaks to Greater Bendigo’s increasing reputation in the arts.”

The production’s visit to Bendigo has been jointly funded by the City of Greater Bendigo and Multicultural Arts Victoria and is part of the Regional Centre for Culture.

Tickets and performance details are available at gotix.com.au.

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