Ward of State by Claire Marshall


Set in the 1930’s-1940’s Ward of State depicts the journey for the daughter and her estranged mother and their relationship. It delves into subject matters of abuse, neglect, and mental illness.

Ward of State is inspired by choreographer Claire Marshall’s research into her family genealogy and her quest to understand things that occurred in the past. A significant portion of the narrative and the films characters are based on what Claire learned about her family history which includes multiple generations of family being made state wards, as well as a discovery her family were performers who toured Australia and internationally.

Saturday, October 22 | 9:30 pm

Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Ward of State by Claire Marshall

Ward of State by Claire Marshall
(Australia, 2014) 29:23
Director: Sarah Jane Woulahan
Choreographer: Claire Marshall
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Additional Credits

Lead Dancers Richard Causer, Chafia Brooks, Libby McDonnell, Mariana Paraizo | Producer Claire Marshall | Production Company Claire Marshall Projects | Director of Photography Kevin Holloway | Composer Susan Hawkins | Story Claire Marshall | Edit Jane Wallace

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