FOUND OBJECTS is an epic, outdoor, family, dance-theatre work utilising everyday objects and five exceptional dance and physical theatre artists. Choreographed by Shaun Parker and set to a stunning orchestral score by composer Nick Wales, the work creates a highly physical, extraordinary urban world incorporating high-octane contemporary dance, acrobatics, street dance, parkour and seemingly ordinary objects. FOUND OBJECTS consists of SPIN, AXLE, HOVER and TROLLEYS.
SPIN – four friends playing basketball discover new and exciting worlds in an adventure that sees one ordinary basketball become the centre of an imaginative and thrilling adventure.
AXLE – a duet between a parkour performer and a remote-control car featuring a stunning elecro-acoustic score by Nick Wales. A dancer is chased, berated and bullied by a seemingly out-of-control remote-control car. Soon, the dancer realises the remote-control car is actually looking for friendship, and a series of epic and acrobatic vignettes ensue.
HOVER – A 20-minute, outdoor work for five dancers on Hoverboards, choreographed by Shaun Parker. Using breakdance, tutting, popping and krumping, Shaun Parker integrates these highly popular dance forms with the humorous and visually compelling trajectories of the hoverboards in an homage to Pop-Groups throughout the ages.
TROLLEYS – Part dance. Part ballet. Part outdoor spectacle. Five shopping carts randomly appear in a public space. Two meet and fall in love. A lone cart grapples to find a friend. Three others revolt and ignite a dance of anarchy. Trolleys spin, glide and slide in this highly physical outdoor performance work where high-octane contemporary dance, parkour, acrobatics and street dance merge with the extraordinary world of the trolleys. Featuring another beautiful orchestral work by Australian Nick Wales.
Director/Choreographer: Shaun Parker
Composer: Nick Wales
Executive Producer: Andy Currums
Tour Manager: Joel Fenton
Performers: Libby Montilla, Samuel Beazley, Olivia Hadley, Romain Hassanin, Joel Fenton.
FOUND OBJECTS has been supported by the Australian Government through the RISE Fund, the City of Sydney , the Inner West Council through EDGE GreenWay Residency, Mildura Rural City Council, Playing Australia (Australia Council for the Arts), Create NSW and Dexus Place Sydney.