FAR FROM THE SHADOWSDanceLife spoke with choreographer and dancer Stephen Agisilaou one year ago just before he headed over to the States. Stephen, one of Melbourne’s most sort after Contemporary Jazz teachers has created his own dance company ‘Vertical Shadows. Vertical Shadows a contemporary jazz company is Australia’s newest company dedicated to giving work to the contemporary jazz industry. Using the word contemporary jazz very loosely Vertical Shadows explores many different styles and entertainment avenues.
Having worked in the USA and Canada with professional contemporary company’s Stephen is in heaven being able to bring VS to the forefront of Australian dance. “Through the company I am dedicated to giving the dancers of Australia a challenging place to expel their uncontrollable need to perform and create” Stephen said.
Vertical Shadows next show ‘Foreign Contaminant’ is the second show from the company this year, a full-length contemporary piece about the environment’s ever-changing problems. The story is about the environments struggles with a sci-fi twist. “We are guided by the theme of nature, humans and aliens”. This show recently won 2 awards including the Ian White Management award for BEST CHORRYOGRAPHY.
The Show is premiering August 5th and runs for 3 nights. For information about Vertical Shadows, Auditions and tickets please visit www.verticalshadows.com