Suspiria de Profundis

Created by Little Ones Theatre
In Development at Arts House, 2020.
Previous Development, Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 2019.
Director: Stephen Nicolazzo
Choregrapher: Joel Bray
Set and Costume Design: Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Design: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound Design: Daniel Nixon
Joel Bray, Niharika Senapati, Hannah Monson, Chanella Macri, Yuchen Wang, and Jennifer Vuletic

Little Ones Theatre’s Suspiria de Profundis will be an immersive theatrical exploration of horror, queerness and anxiety inspired by the 1977 Dario Argento film Suspiria and Thomas De Quincey’s opium induced essay of the same name.

This dance inspired work will unpack the psychological and physiological effects of fear within arts, sports, and academic institutions in Australia.

It will depict these every day fears and unrealistic ideals of success and perfection through a series of physically charged hallucinatory nightmares and dreamscapes created by a cast of dancers and actors.  Fusing story telling with dance and the cinematic tropes of horror, Suspiria de Profundis will  be a horror and dance experience that is anxiety inducing and erotic.

“Queer theatre outfit Little Ones is a leading light on Melbourne’s indie scene. These artists thrive on the playful artifice and subversive humour associated with “camp”, but also expand its ambit through meticulous rigour and, more recently, the fullest kind of emotional palette.”,
Cameron Woodhead, The Age


“Little Ones Theatre have one of the most unique voices in Melbourne theatre. Inspired by the 1980s but seen through today’s eyes, their worlds are visually arresting, sexually free and always unforgettable.”,
Anne-Marie Peard, Sometimes Melbourne