Austinmer Dance Theatre’s New Triple Bill for 10th Anniversary Season
Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, June 25-26
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, independent dance company Austinmer Dance Theatre will present a triple bill in Time Will Tell Re-Imagined with works by Emma Saunders, Rhiannon Davies and Michelle Maxwell.
Time Will Tell Re-Imagined will play at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre’s Bruce Gordon Theatre. Symbolically, ten years ago the then-new dance company performed their launch production, Too Soon To Tell, in the very same theatre.
The Illawarra’s only pre-professional company for elite contemporary dancers aged 17-25 years, the aim of Austinmer Dance Theatre (ADT) is to bridge the gap between full-time training, tertiary education, and a professional dance career. As the company’s motto states, ADT is inspiring the next generation of Australian dancers.
Austinmer’s unique program provides training and skills development through a diversity of national and international professional artists, providing them with employment and the opportunity to refine their practice and performance skills. Previous company dancers have forged exciting careers internationally because of the training and professional experience gained through their position with the company.
Time Will Tell Re-Imagined is a triple bill made up of strong, diverse, original contemporary dance pieces created for by three women with an evident passion for contemporary dance and working with emerging artists.
I’m Trying Not to Sweat the Small Stuff is a 15-minute new dance work for the stage created by Emma Saunders. It is innovative and experimental through its intersection between process and product.
Former company member Rhiannon Davies returns to create her first piece as part of the primary season. Well known for her stunning work regularly featured as part of the annual uNCOILEd productions, ADT welcomes Rhiannon to the main stage with her piece Connected Disconnect.
Completing the triple bill is ADT’s Artistic Director, Michelle Maxwells’ piece is entitled S I F T I N G. Featuring a cast of former company members returning for this 10th anniversary production, S I F T I N G embodies the many layers, challenges, highs, and lows that have contributed to where Austinmer Dance Theatre sit in their tenth year. Sifting through what seems like a creative jungle at times, this collaborative piece brings together the cast and creator’s skills and talents, arriving at the final exciting result for their audience.