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Nick Steur

Adelaide Premiere

  • About


    As a child, Dutch visual/performance artist Nick Steur played with pebbles. When he grew up he rediscovered the material and created a performance placing stones on top of each other. That’s right, he balances rocks, and it’s simply mind-boggling. But not stacks of round, flat stones: often large, awkward looking oddities, vertically integrating them in ways that defy the laws of physics. No glue, magnets or tricks are involved. Nick says it’s all about focus and “finding the balance between your own force of will, and that of the stone”.

    Each performance is unique, because all balanced sculptures are improvised, and can last between 40 and 70 minutes. It’s not a passing curiosity; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It defies labelling but we promise you will be transfixed, hardly daring to breathe, and that all your rational preconceptions about how the world works will be challenged.

    Nick will perform in the Grainger Studio and the Adelaide Botanic Garden, but will also conduct a set of unforgettable sessions on Kangaroo Island. Undertaking either pilgrimage, great or small, is something you won’t regret.

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  • Credits

    Concept, Text, Scenography and Performance by Nick Steur

    Produced by Richard Jordan Productions and Theater-aan-Zee in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Big in Belgium, Soap and Summerhall.

    Image Alastair Bett

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