Blue Love

About the production

SPECIAL ONE OFF FUNDRAISER AUGUST 23 AT SEYMOUR CENTRE JUST ANNOUNCED

I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me…

Artistic Director Shaun Parker takes to the stage to perform the role of Glenn Flune, alongside the hysterical and dynamic Lucia Mastrantone as Rhonda Flune.

A delightful infusion of intense physical theatre, comedy and dance, BLUE LOVE offers a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, Glenn and Rhonda draw on popular works of art across theatre, music and film, parodying the lip-service given to love and its incarnations. BLUE LOVE is quirky, character-based theatre complete with a fat dose of funny!

“So much fun it can’t possibly be good for you!” Sydney Morning Herald

Join us for a pre-show drink and featured excerpt from our award-winning dance education program prior to the performance of BLUE LOVE.

Time: 7:30pm arrival for an 8pm performance of Blue Love

All tickets $50, including drink on arrival

As our major fundraising event for the year, please consider making an additional fully tax deductible donation via Give Now. Your support enables us to create new work and deliver an award winning dance education program.

Creative Team

Director/Writer/Designer/Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Original Direction by Shaun Parker & Jo Stone
Dramaturg: Kate Champion
Performed by Shaun Parker, Lucia Mastrantone & Jo Stone

Photo: Simon Wachter

BLUE LOVE is touring across Australia in 2017, see here for dates.

Critical Reviews

Shaun Parker’s “dance” hit is so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition. It’s a tight package of snappy acting, super-smooth relevant dance, superb singing and a fat dose of funny. Parker calls it “multi media physical theatre”. This reviewer will settle for a single word label after all: “brilliant”. A funny, inspiring, heart-wrenching journey that turns an hour into a long exciting moment. Parker is a genius”.

Daily Telegraph

This is a performance that splashes the trials and triumphs of true love all over the stage … these are two very accomplished performers. Neave delivers her dialogue with wit and a great sense of timing. The subject matter trawls across Renaissance love songs, beautifully sung by Parker in his superb countertenor voice.

The Age

It is in the telling of their (Glenn and Rhonda’s) story that this production is so unique. It is full of fun and surprises, wit and colour, and most intriguing of all it shows that the difference between the absurd and the poignant can be just a movement away … Blue Love both celebrates and mocks popular culture and with the telling of the ups and downs of love and romance within this context, clichés are inevitable. Rather than attempting to avoid them, Parker has used these to great effect.

Australian Stage Online

BLUE LOVE is so much fun it can’t possibly be good for you. Shaun Parker and Veronica Neave apply their well-honed dance skills to a movement-based parody of an upwardly mobile young couple who trip over their pretensions and their relationship with hilarious unpredictability.

Sydney Morning Herald

‘It’s dance, it’s film, it’s satire, it’s absurdist – a zephyr of cool cleverness…Shaun Parker is a creative force to be reckoned with.’

The Advertiser

‘An evening of amusement and also overwhelming poetic moments…Everything maintains an absurd, wonderful and amusing swing”

Berliner Zeitung

previous tours

7.30pm Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith NSW

8pm Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT

8pm Canberra Theatre Centre, ACT

2pm & 8pm Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong NSW

8pm, Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong NSW

6.30pm Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong NSW

8pm Merrigong Theatre Company, Wollongong NSW

8:30pm Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Germany

8:30pm Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Germany

2pm The Glasshouse Port Macquarie, NSW

8pm Byron Bay Theatre Byron Bay, NSW

8pm Dubbo Regional Theatre Dubbo, NSW

2pm & 8pm Jetty Theatre Coffs Harbour, NSW

2009
La Boite Theatre, Brisbane

2008
Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne
Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

2007
Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Sydney

2006
Water Water Festival, Sale
Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival, Mildura
Singapore International Arts Festival and Asian Arts Market
Nelson Arts Festival, New Zealand

2005
Sydney Opera House

Contact Details

info@shaunparkercompany.com
+61 2 9351 1941
C/O Seymour Centre, PO Box 553 Broadway NSW 2007
ABN 40 146 251 989