Rawcus is an award-winning and critically acclaimed long-term ensemble of artists with diverse minds, bodies, and imaginations. Rawcus devises new work that expresses the imaginative world of the Ensemble. Drawing on dance, theatre and visual art disciplines, the work is crafted with a precision that supports the performers, but allows space for their inherent sense of anarchy. Rawcus’ performance aesthetic is characterised by a marriage of intense physicality, arresting visual imagery and devised text.
Rawcus’ work has featured as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Dance Massive, Next Wave, Melbourne Fringe and others. Rawcus is known for adventurous, unexpected and highly successful collaborations. We have collaborated with artists and companies including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Invenio Singers, and Restless Dance.
Rawcus was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Production for Song for a Weary Throat. Not Dead Yet, and Heart of Another won Melbourne Fringe Awards. Rawcus has been nominated for Green Room awards for Catalogue, Small Odysseys, Song for a Weary Throat (win: Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Sound), Dance It Out, Glass, and Here We Are Amongst You.