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Blank Placard Dance, replay

Recreating the famous piece first unleashed during the Vietnam War.
By Jasmine Crittenden
August 20, 2017
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Blank Placard Dance, replay

Recreating the famous piece first unleashed during the Vietnam War.
By Jasmine Crittenden
August 20, 2017
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If you could protest absolutely anything, what would it be? Marriage equality? Land mines? Freak shakes? Your neighbour's son's drumming teacher?

Blank Placard Dance, replay, a free piece of performance art coming to the Sydney Opera House as part of ANTIDOTE, asks you to consider this question. On Sunday 3 September, keep an eye on the Western Boardwalk, where thirty performers clothed in white and bearing blank placards will be marching by. Ask them what it's all about and you'll only get a question in return: what do you want to protest?

Blank Placard Dance first happened in San Francisco in 1967 (during the Vietnam War) at the hands of American artist Anna Halprin. This incarnation is a reprise by French choreographer Anne Collod, who co-founded the Quatuor Albrecht Knust (1993-2001), a dance collective that reenacted works from the early 20th century.

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