When Meryl Tankard premiered Two Feetat Brisbane’s World Expo on Stage in 1988, she made a huge splash (literally, in the finale).

Two Feet, Meryl Tankard, Adelaide Festival Meryl Tankard in Two Feet. Photo © Régis Lansac

The extraordinary, demanding solo piece saw her flit between the tragic Russian prima ballerina Olga Spessivtzeva, whose career ended when she had a nervous breakdown, and a semi-autobiographical character called Mepsie. Interweaving the two stories, Tankard...

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