Rush is very sparse and abstract. It touches on religion, it touches on substances and poisons, confinement, the stolen generation - but the themes are universal - they apply to any culture in the world.
"Western culture focuses on the external - pigeonholes, institutions, fences, confinement, half caste, quarter caste, clean, unclean - who defines what is civilised and what isn't? I explore all these issues in Rush against a stark white set and lights that either look sharp, soft, cold, wet. Its abstract, poetic and philosophical." - Stephen Page
This production features the First Nations languages Yolngu Matha (North East Arnhem Land) and Walmajarri (a Ngumpin language from the Kimberly region).
Sections of Rush
Duration: 35 minutes
Rush premiered in 2002 as part of the double bill Walkabout which included Rations and Rush.
Rush toured in 2004 as part of a triple bill which included Unaipon and Rush.