- Best Regional Touring Production for the 2013 Australian regional tour of Happy as Larry
- Best Original Score for Nick Wales’s composition of Shaun Parker & Company new major work AM I
We would like to congratulate Nick Wales and our amazing creatives, cast and crew!
Shaun Parker & Company and CAPTIVATE are busy in rehearsals for their forthcoming season of The Yard, playing at Arts Centre Melbourne.
Winner of an Australian Dance Award and the 2013 Helpmann Nominee for Best Presentation for Children, The Yard is a high-octane piece of self devised theatre, featuring 20 Western Sydney migrant teenagers.
A voice against bullying, The Yard delivers a compelling new take on William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, which will leave you thinking about human behaviour long after the curtain comes down.
“I have to truly applaud The Yard…with great attention to emotional detail; it is remarkable.” ABC Radio
For tickets and more info visit http://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/dance/the-yard
Recent happenings… after premiering Australian Festival hit Happy as Larry to five countries across Europe and the Middle East, Shaun Parker & Company returned in May to play the Expressions Dance Theatre SOLO season with an excerpt of The Yard, performed by young Western artist David Mavisa.
Image Fiona Cullen
Later in May, Shaun Parker commenced development on a new work with third year NAISDA students and earlier this month, the company made their North American debut with the ever popular London Olympic outdoor commission SPILL.
SPILL toured New York City playing the Central Park Conservancy’s Sandbox Program and the City Parks Foundation SummerStage Festival in locations around Central Park, Lower Manhattan and the Bronx.
Read a review here