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Into the Light

A poetic journey into the world of consumerism and social media. 

Presented by:

D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective and Anywhere Festival

 Presented by D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective and Anywhere Festival.

“Confronting and provocative on consumerism and social media.” (2020 Audience member)

Into the Light is an immersive physical theatre show that takes the audience on a poetic journey into the world of consumerism and social media.

The performance explores the realm of connections and disconnections, by following the journey of three allegorical characters who are lured in and out of their cyber cave by the great goddess Google. There is only one ticket out of the place where human reality is virtualised and virtual reality humanised. Who is going to take it?

Inspired by Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and Greek mythology, Into the Light mixes physical theatre, dance, philosophy, literature, visual arts, music and digital media. It delves into consumerism, cyberculture, self-esteem, identity and acceptance themes and presents a metaphor for the social media generation we live in: an epoch of split, parallel identities, where body and place are abandoned for beings of light and words to be created. Our self-esteem boosted by a few clicks, our lives enlightened by screens of light.

Into the Light was developed as a collective creation by the members of the award-winning D.I.V.E. It premiered in 2020 at The Loo With a View in Mooloolaba, on the Sunshine Coast.

Director: Cesar Genaro

“Creative, thought provoking, professionally presented, friendly and inclusive vibrations.” (2020 Audience member)

“Really made you think about the effects of the social media world we live in.” (2020 Audience member)

D.I.V.E. Theatre Collective is a Sunshine Coast-based multicultural contemporary theatre company that provides performing arts experiences of the highest calibre for audience members who come to see our shows, artists in search of purposeful development opportunities, school students and the community who participate in our training program and engagement activities.

This performance is at THE PAINT FACTORY, a quirky old industrial building in the heart of Yeronga.



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    Immersive, Theatre

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    The Paint Factory

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    Date & Time

    19 May @ 6:30 pm - 20 May @ 7:30 pm


    60 min(s)

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    Season return


    Suitable for audiences with English as a second language


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    Doors Open

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Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.