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Adelaide Festival Centre's inSPACE Development Program presents

Bloody Ink Play

By Jingwei Bu
Physical Theatre
Drama Centre Rehearsal Room
Jingwei Bu Bloody Ink Play 1 Cariiageworks Photo Credit Prudence Upton 2022
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Bloody Ink Play is a captivating exploration at the intersection of stillness and movement, with the body as its core.

The essence of the project lies in the nuanced interplay of stillness and movement, representing the dual facets of time—symbolising life, death, and everything in between. Through durational performance, live music, sound, video, and dance, the work intricately delves into the universal narrative of birth and the continuous flow of existence. Jingwei Bu's fervor propels the integration of lighting, shadow play, and a large drawing artifact, fostering genuine collaboration within the inSPACE development program.

Drawing inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, the performance reflects on cycles of life, exploring themes of endurance, resilience, repetition, and life's purpose. Following the Carriageworks performance of Bu's healing journey, enriched with choreographed movements and cultural elements. The developmental phase introduces key collaborators, musicians, and dancers, unveiling deeper layers and leaving metaphorical traces symbolizing generational events. The project encapsulates the fusion of stillness and movement, echoing Bill Viola's perspective that stillness is life, portraying the essence of energy and power through meticulous control. 


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Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE Program supports the development of new performance works by South Australia’s most exciting independent artists and creatives.

Discover inSPACE
  • Jingwei Bu Artist
  • Emily Tulloch Musician

Performance Location: Drama Centre Rehearsal Room

A photo taken from the riverbank of Adelaide Festival Centre, with a view of surrounding buildings in the background.

You can access the venue by foot from North Ter­race, Ade­laide Rail­way Sta­tion, Ade­laide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Ter­race, walk down the laneway along­side SkyC­i­ty Casi­no. From King William Road, you can walk over Fes­ti­val Plaza (there’s a lift and esca­la­tor down to the Dunstan Play­house lev­el) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.

Meeting point

The Drama Centre Rehearsal Room is located below the Dunstan Playhouse. Please meet at the Dunstan Playhouse Foyer.


There is an acces­si­ble drop off area locat­ed off Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under the River­bank Footbridge.

A des­ig­nat­ed dis­abil­i­ty drop off is also avail­able 45 min­utes before per­for­mances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Fes­ti­val Dri­ve from King William Road, pass the Fes­ti­val Plaza car park entrance and stay left, dri­ving through the EOS Hotel vis­i­tor drop off loop to arrive at the Dun­stan Play­house access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Fes­ti­val The­atre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area locat­ed off low­er Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under­neath the River­bank Footbridge. 

Car parking

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

Public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

We want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and offer many ways to assist if support is required.

Accessible seating

Patrons using a wheelchair and those unable to manage stairs can be seated in the balcony or on floor level depending on the venue configuration. 


Stair-free seating is available at the upper balcony level only. 


Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio assistance

Space Theatre has hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Please advise the operator at the time of booking. 

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