At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our galleries are open today 10am–3pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Untrained

Untrained

Untrained is a humorous theatrical exploration that offers its performers and its audience a very different dance experience.

Four men take to the stage. Two of these men are highly skilled, professional dancers and two are ordinary guys with no movement training whatsoever. The complex, refined movements that one man can do with ease, another can only approximate.

All are given the same instructions. How they execute them displays an individual portrait of each man’s character, as well as an unavoidable comparison between them. The evolution of information, built up through units of action, shows what they have in common and where their physical histories set them apart.

Whether you’re 7 or 70, Untrained will have you on the edge of your seat as you are launched into an extraordinary and unpredictable display of art, backspins and head slides.