Premiere Show by New Company WE.ARE Dance Project
Choreography by Stephen Tannos | 5 Shows Only!
WE.ARE Dance Project presents its premiere season ‘FOUND’ with dynamic choreography by renowned commercial choreographer Stephen Tannos (So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Dance Boss, The Dream Dance Company – Genesis) and a stellar cast of Sydney’s most captivating, one-of-a-kind dancers.
Tannos begs the question throughout this dance-centric show, “What does it mean to be FOUND? … What are you searching for? How do you get there? What does it take?” Through six different story-lines culminating in an explosive finale, Tannos explores the many connotations of the word ‘FOUND’ … the quest for love, the struggle with identity and dealing with expectation to name just a few. The storytelling is punchy, emotive and heartfelt using intertwined elements of light-hearted humour contrasted with moments of deep questioning and hard hitting realisation. Discovery of true enlightenment and happiness is key to this narrative and the quest each dancer undertakes to achieve it.
The cast of this inaugural season are: (The Ladies) Lauren Seymour, Alex Miedzinski, Alysha Percy, Jaclyn Chambers, Lilly Jackson, Paris Cavanagh; (The Gents) Jake Edwards, Jordan Grant, Neale Whittaker, Ben Zammit, Callum Mooney. Read our previous article on the cast announcement.
Tannos promises to take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster and deliver storytelling that will “… hit you straight in the chest!” Incorporating the individual and collective talents of an incredibly diverse world class cast, Tannos says ” … FOUND will be unlike any dance show you have ever seen!”
The narrative is told through a larger-than-life lens which is spectacularly punctuated with a musical repertoire of re-imagined classics from iconic artists such as Queen, The Beatles, Gotye and the enigmatic Prince. Choreography is expertly fused between genres using cutting-edge styles of Commercial, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop and complimented with cinematic screen content, state of the art sound production and stunning lighting design.
Stephen Tannos says he is revelling in the opportunity to finally put together a full piece of his own work with total creative control, amalgamating elements of his diverse body of work across his entire career.
Stephen’s stand-alone choreography has been featured on Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia (receiving rave reviews from the judges), The Voice AU on the Nine Network and Channel 7’s 2018 dance show Dance Boss. He has also created work for music videos for Artists such as Alpine, RUFUS, Vaudeville Smash, Beatz & Set Mo. Tannos’s choreographic talents first emerged in 2013 with the groundbreaking Tannos & Choice which was produced by Marko Panzic. In 2015 Stephen once again collaborated with Panzic to choreograph and co-direct The Dream Dance Company’s inaugural show ‘Genesis’, to great critical acclaim. Most recently Stephen choreographed Rita Ora’s ARIA’s performance.
WE.ARE Dance Project is a not-for-profit commercial dance company “… by dancers, for dancers …” with a mission to create exciting new works and employment opportunities for Australian performers and creative talent. Producers Chris Duncan and Lucas Newland have both been long term supporters and avid sponsors of numerous Australian dance companies over the past decade and are looking forward to adding to the body of exciting employment opportunities currently being created by like-minded peers.
Read our Previous Interview with Stephen about WE.ARE Dance project >> www.dancelife.com.au/tannos-talks-about-we-are-dance-project/