About the production
This stunning collision of dance and live music investigates the quintessential meaning of ‘I’. Am I my tribe? Am I my genetic blueprint? Am I a random cosmological consequence?
Am I is both at once a perpetual question and a tantalising statement.
Shaun Parker’s gripping choreography is beautifully set against composer Nick Wales’ rich tapestry of reinvented world music performed by fourteen extraordinary musicians and dancers, including guest artist Shantala Shivalingappa.
“… it’s hard not to feel deliciously enlightened by this warm-hearted show”
Director & Choreographer Shaun Parker
Composer Nick Wales
Dramaturge Veronica Neave
Co-Design Damien Cooper & Shaun Parker
Lighting Design Damien Cooper
Sound Design Bob Scott
Costume Design Anna Tregloan
LX Programmer Pat Smithers
Rehearsal Director Craig Bary
Production Manager Guy Harding
Stage Manager Terri Herlings
Dancers/Collaborators: Josh Mu, Sophia Ndaba, Jessie Oshodi, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Shantala Shivalingappa, Julian Wong, Carl Tolentino (understudy)
Musicians/Collaborators: Tunji Beier, Alyx Dennison, Jess Green, Jason Noble, Jessica O’Donoghue, Bree Van Reyk, Nick Wales
Understudies/Secondments: Manuel Dado, Carl Tolentino, Robert Tinnings, Samuel Beazley, Thomas E. S. Kelly, Jess Wong, Yilin Kong, Ashley McLellan, Claire Leske, Sarah Mealor
Photo: Michele Aboud
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival and Melbourne Festival.
Shaun Parker & Company gratefully acknowledges the support of the Alexander & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation, UNSW Creative Practice Unit, Bankstown Arts Centre, Form Dance Projects and The Performance Space.