Chapter Seven

Because of the chaotic shutdown of borders and changing circumstances; Chapter Seven was totally devised and rehearsed online from my dining room during the latest Sydney lockdown. The work centred around each performer's individual journey of how to navigate the difficulties in our lives during this time and the way we have adapted to them. I have not met any of the performers in person but have formed an online-Zoom bond by working one on one. The focused individual attention allowed a deeper dialogue with each performer and myself. This actually opened up a unique opportunity to work in a way a group situation rarely allows.


The second challenge has been the group coming together in the studio and threading all seven stories into one cohesive work. What evolved was a huge shift of intention and meaning of the movement created in isolation. In this 'online world', it's a reminder of how important - face to face - is in our daily routines. We change in the company of others and no matter what our differences, we are constantly shifting and adjusting so that we find a way to reach out and to be in each other’s lives.

- Danielle Micich

Concept
Danielle Micich 

Music
Ashley de Prazer

Text
Alexander de Prazer

Rehearsal Director
Luigi Vescio

VCA Dance Coordinator
Brianna Kell

Dancers
Lauren Doyle, Gabrielle Fallon, Emily Keane, Sarscha Lewis,
Amelia Jean O'Leary, Tara Quilligan, Janelle Tan Yung Huey

PRODUCTION TEAM

Set and Costume Designer
Max Bowyer*

Lighting Designer
Ikshvak Sobti*

Sound Designer
Taarani Charrett-Dunlop

Vision Designer
August Shearman*

Associate Lighting Designer
August Shearman*

Production Stage Manager
Olivia Walker*

Deputy Stage Managers
Annie Gleisner, Jenny Le

Senior Costumier
Stephanie Sofia Lourantos*

Costume Manager
Jessamine Moffett

Head Electrician
Theodore Viney

Deputy Head Electrician / Lighting Programmer
Kane Wilson

Lighting Programmer / Lighting Operator
August Shearman*

Sound Programmer / Sound Operator
Taarani Charrett-Dunlop

* Third year BFA (Design and Production) student 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Production Coordinator
Paul Doyle

Stagecraft Project Coordinator
Alan Logan

Construction Consultants 
James Clarke, Jeremy Ford

Art Department
Morgan Jones

Costume Supervisor
Karen Blinco

Costumier
Emily Lewis

ACADEMIC STAFF

Production Academic Mentors
Martyn Coutts, Lexi De Silva, Eugene Hallen, Niklas Pajanti, Erin Shepherd

VCA Dance Staff
Carol Brown, Brianna Kell, Luigi Vescio, Shinjita Roy

VCA Production Academic Staff
Anna Cordingley, Justin Green, Amanda Hitten, Lisa Mibus, Lisa Osborn, Matt Scott, Dr Chris Wenn

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