STURROCK’S NEXT OBESSION

Published on 26th Apr, 2010

STURROCK'S NEXT OBESSIONFollowing on the success of his 2009 productions SKIN & OM! – A Dance Experience, ‘OBSESSION’ is the brain child of Director & Choreographer Robert Sturrock, who concieved the show as an avenue to showcase and highlight the talents of the melbourne contemporary and lyical dance community.

Under the umbrella of his successful company Industry Dance, (incorportating a full time professional development couse for adult performers , junior school for youth and booking agency for floorshows and commercial/corporate work) Robert held various auditions in March this year to find an assortment of Melbournes hottest dancers for the third installment of what are slowly becoming regular ‘must see’ dance theatre events on the Melbourne arts scene.

The long term aim of the experiment is to create a dancers company that will stage various showcases and performances each year while creating paid work for dancers in a very competitive industry and allowing them to share their passion with the wider community.

Robert Sturrock is one of Australia’s most renowned dance teachers and choreographers, his televsion credits include So You Think You Can Dance, Hey Hey, Its Saturday!, The Logies The Simon Gallagher Series, The Saturday Show, Countdown and The Don Lane Show. Robert toured Australia in Dynamite and Dancin’ Dynamite with David Atkins and featured in A Chorus Line and The VSO production of Aida. After working in the corporate commercial and fashion world for the past 20 years he has now turned his hand to teaching, choreography and direction.

Sturrock reccently featured on an episode of Chanel 10’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ taking the top 20 dancers for a Masterclass in Adage and Pas De Deux, amongst the group of contestants were two cast members from previous Industry Dance productions (Nick Guerts & Lauren ‘IVY’ Heeney) who now form part of the top 10 dancers for this season. Reccent graduates of Sturrock’s school, Industry Dance, have gone on to roles in the reccent and current proffesional productions Fame: The Musical, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone, High School Musical: Live On Stage, Chicago & MAMMA MIA!

The Cast of ‘OBSESSION’ includes:
Mandy Savickas, Lauren Gutierrez, Natalie McIntosh, Bec Fairey, Emily Hall, Bree Kent, Ashleigh Perrie, Elizabeth Bennett, Andrew Portelli, Adam Cicala, Cameron Stiles and Jason Teasedale.

‘OBSESSION’
Wednesday 19th May 8.00pm
Thursday 20th May 8.00pm
Friday 21st May 8.00pm
Saturday 22nd May 8.00pm
Sunday 23rd May 8.00pm

Theatreworks, 14 Acland St, St. Kilda

Tickets: Adult: $35, Concession: $30, Under 15: $25
All Ages at Parental discretion (Adult Themes, Nudity & Sexual References)
Bookings 03 9534 3388 or www theatreworks.org.au

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