Here we have it, good, money, time - more time, serious yes
One of the biggest myths about dance is that “it happens beyond language and does not require words”
I think in contemporary practice this is proved obsolete.
A) dance is a language
b) the dancers that I have long admired have always had the ability to use words in the rehearsal room, in an artist talk, in public and civic space, in the club and in silence - very wisely.
If there is one thing I have learnt this semester teaching Dance at VCA it is that dancers require space to speak their ideas into a sounding board as much as the physical act of doing dancing.
To love something takes work. It is difficult. Rewarding. Tedious. Repetitive. It requires the cultivation of a loving kind of focus.
This work massages through the absurdity of being in the arts, the kind of love and multitudes of approach, code switching and humour it infuses in you, the dedication and highly specialized skill set that is needed, the required “training” for professionalism and the hope to come out of an institution on the other side prepared for a work force that is haptic.
Using the voice, ferociously specific monologue and an acute sense of humour and pacing within dance, this work hopes that it can culminate a deserving "hurrah" of skill and dance before an audience.
- Amrita Hepi
VCA Dance Coordinator
Brittany Capill, Ruby English, Charlotte Henderson, Natalie Koch, Sarah Kosoof, Marilyn Hannah Lau,
Molly Mckenzie, Caitlin Mewett, Jessica Nicholls, Alice O'Keeffe, Gemma Sattler, Ella Sibel
Set and Costume Designer
Associate Lighting Designer
Production Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Managers
Annie Gleisner, Jenny Le
Stephanie Sofia Lourantos*
Deputy Head Electrician / Lighting Programmer
Lighting Programmer / Lighting Operator
Sound Programmer / Sound Operator
* Third year BFA (Design and Production) student
Stagecraft Project Coordinator
James Clarke, Jeremy Ford
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