July 7th - 8th
Melbourne Dance Centre
Abigail Benham-Bannon + Charlie Lloyd + Charlotte Sans + Diana Micairan + Eiren Chamley + Elly Tew + Eugenie English + Jacqui Maida + Romain Hassanin
SHOWROOM gives young choreographers the opportunity to create work, often for the first time. Yellow Wheel company members have been supported by Artistic Director Adam Wheeler to develop and present their own short works. Thank you for coming along and supporting!
Artistic Director: Adam Wheeler
Company Manager: Joshua Lowe
Stage Manager: Sam Cuthbertson
All proceeds of SHOWROOM go towards Yellow Wheel's 2017 major work, The People's Art. It is proudly supported by our official venue partner Melbourne Dance Centre and Yellow Wheel's big sister company Lucy Guerin Inc.
1. Uncomfort zone
Choreographer: Charlotte Sans
Dancers: Charlie Lloyd, Diana Micairan, Elly Tew, Hendrik Lesmana, Mona Isabell Suck and Romain Hassanin.
Being surprised and amazed, destabilizing and surpassing ourselves, being thrilled by the risk, satisfying our curiosity, spicing up our lives. Slowly taming the unknown, this unfamiliar and unpredictable place where there is a high risk to trip, scratch ourselves, or fall. Flirting with the limits of your comfort zone, until you realise how enjoyable the discomfort is. Then, there is no way back.
2. Celestial Bodies
Choreographer: Eiren Chamley
Dancers: Cora Hughes, Maddi Cushion, Pat O'Luanaigh
3. Finding Echoes
Choreographer: Abigail Benham-Bannon with Dancers
Dancers: Charlotte Sans, Eiren Chamley, Maddi Cushion, Nuala Rooney, Ash Trusler, Siobhan Henderson and Shaira Slater.
Composition: 'Consonance with Dissonance', by David Stephens
"Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself." - Mohsin Hamid
4. People dancing with lamps
Choreographer: Charlie Lloyd
Dancers: Elly Tew, Matilda Butler Webb, Cora Hughes, Eugenie English, Eiren Chamley and Rachel Mackie
Choreographer: Diana Micairan
Dancers: Emily Laursen and Diana Micairan
Transposing the tacit experience of writing and the stream of consciousness into a movement investigation.
Shout out to Rob Gunn, Jeremy Williams and Chris Chua for your generous digital donations!
6. Dust & Tether
Choreographer: Eugenie English
Dancers: Giselle Graham, Eugenie English and Patrick O'Luanaigh
This short work explores the correlation and magnetism between two divided entities, learning to coexist.
7. …but how much of you is repetition…
Choreographer: Romain Hassanin
Dancers: Emily Laursen, Rachel Mackie, Diana Micairan, Jai Leeworthy, Charlie Lloyd and Romain Hassanin.
…when you look inward at yourself, you become the viewer of yourself, and those moments of questioning turn to; is that really me? or is it just a response to the environment. a brief form of neurosis maybe, a so called natural response to stressors and stimuli. neurosis is ok friend…
8. Is it raining where you are?
Choreographer and Dancer: Jacqui Maida
Costumes by: Sue Maida
Rain is viewed as an inconvenience. A disruption. Something for us to avoid and work around. But despite being seen as this disruption, rain can bring a collection of joyous and blissful moments. This piece aims to evoke the experiences of when life stops, and the rain begins.
Choreographer: Elly Tew
Dancers: Rachel Mackie, Emily Laursen, Charlie Lloyd, Cora Hughes, Pat O'Luanaigh, Eiren Chamley, Nuala Rooney and Elly Tew.
Hotline bling, towel over face, dressing up, gluten free, tea that isn't ours, beige trenchcoats, toe socks, presence vs awareness, papaya, fresh flowers, swinging down the line, peach/mandarin, god, matter and mind, perceptions, impressions and abundance of lovely.
About Yellow Wheel
Yellow Wheel strives to be at the forefront of contemporary dance practice for young people in Victoria. We encourage the growth of the unbridled ambitions of talented young artists and challenge expectations in the search for innovation. At Yellow Wheel everyone is given the opportunity to foster their creativity and connect to the professional dance industy.