image: Heidrun Löhr
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.
COMMISSIONING EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
MARTIN DEL AMO
SARA BLACK KRISTINA CHAN CLOÉ FOURNIER CARLEE MELLOW SOPHIA NDABA RHIANNON NEWTON KATINA OLSEN MARNIE PALOMARES MELANIE PALOMARES KATHRYN PUIE MIRANDA WHEEN
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
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or 1300 856876
CARRIAGEWORKS – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW
17 – 20 JANUARY at 8PM
21 JANUARY at 2PM & 8PM
22 JANUARY at 2PM
Full Price: $41
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