Champions

Presented by FORM Dance Projects and Sydney Festival

Directed by Martin del Amo

FORM Dance Projects | AUSTRALIA | WORLD PREMIERE

“Dancers are the cleverest with their feet, next are footballers.” Johan Cruyff, soccer legend

In an epic, adrenaline-fuelled choreographic match, a dream team of 11 female dancers makes the moves of the football field their own. From the training drills to the victory dances, contemporary dance and soccer collide.

Under the direction of Martin del Amo, one of Australia’s most innovative choreographers, CHAMPIONS celebrates the talents of elite performers and harnesses the energy and enthusiasm of sport fans.

Developed in consultation with coaches and athletes from the Western Sydney Wanderers W-League, the work features playful pre-game analysis and commentary by Channel Seven sports presenter Mel McLaughlin.

CHAMPIONS draws surprising parallels between football and contemporary dance, and reveals unexpected insights into the fundamentals of athletic and artistic performance.

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DIRECTOR
MARTIN DEL AMO

ASSOCIATE ARTIST
MIRANDA WHEEN

DANCERS
SARA BLACK  KRISTINA CHAN  CLOÉ FOURNIER  CARLEE MELLOW  SOPHIA NDABA  RHIANNON NEWTON  KATINA OLSEN  MARNIE PALOMARES  MELANIE PALOMARES  KATHRYN PUIE  MIRANDA WHEEN

COMMENTATOR
MEL McLAUGHLIN

DRAMATURG JULIE-ANNE LONG COMPOSER GAIL PRIEST  VIDEO DESIGN SAMUEL JAMES LIGHTING DESIGN KAREN NORRIS  SET & COSTUME DESIGN CLARE BRITTON TRAINING CONSULTANT  AHILAN RATNAMOHAN PRODUCTION MANAGER MARK HASLAM

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
ANNETTE MCLERNON
PRODUCER
FORM DANCE PROJECTS
BUSINESS MANAGER
SALLY EBERT
TOURING PRODUCER
JENIFER LEYS
PHOTOGRAPHER
HEIDRUN LOHR

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CARRIAGEWORKS – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW
17 – 20 JANUARY at 8PM
21 JANUARY at 2PM & 8PM
22 JANUARY at 2PM

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