WE.ARE Dance Premieres FOUND April 12
WIN!… We have a double pass to give away to the opening night of FOUND on Friday 12th April at NIDA’s Parade Theatre at 7pm. To enter simple send in your name & mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title of ‘FOUND’. OR you can enter by liking & commenting on one of our social media posts about this show. Entries drawn at random on Tuesday 9th April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FOUND by WE.ARE Dance Project
Friday 12th April – 2pm & 7:30pm
Saturday 13th April – 3pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 14th April – 5pm
Parade Theatre, NIDA, Kensington
Single Tickets: $50 (+gst) including booking fee // Group: 1 free ticket per 10 sold in a block
Studio Experience: Saturday 3pm or 7:30pm // 40 tickets or more get 4 comp tickets // Meet and Greet Selected Cast and Choreographer after the show // 45minute Private Class with a cast or choreographer to learn a section of the show // Limited spots available.
High School Groups: Friday 2pm show only // 40 tickets or more get 4 comp tickets // Q&A after show with selected cast and choreographer