ENCOUNTER SOUTH

PRESENTED BY FOUR WINDS as part of SPRING Music Festival
COMMISSIONED AND PRODUCED BY FORM DANCE PROJECTS
SUPPORTED BY SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRAS AND FLING PHYSICAL THEATRE

“This tree, this moment in the sunlight. The way the bark strips itself back and arches outward towards me, like a hand inviting me closer.”

In this joyful site-specific music and dance work, directed by the “formidable” Emma Saunders, ENCOUNTER SOUTH explores the everyday extraordinariness and power of young people, from the Bega valley, on the NSW South Coast to Parramatta, Western Sydney.

In collaboration with a group of award-winning Australian artists, including Felicity Castagna (writer), composers Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), ENCOUNTER SOUTH celebrates young people living in urban and regional communities.

Creatively developed with a cast of 16 young dancers (8 from Western Sydney and 8 from FLING Physical Theatre), and the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra with regional players, conducted by James Pensini, ENCOUNTER SOUTH, explores the indomitable spirit of young people and the world they find themselves in.

 “…the cars spin out on the roads, losing their grip somewhere between all the crooked driveways and those backyards that stretch out forever between all that fibro and brick.”

 “Someone puts a boombox down on the concrete … I don’t get it, I don’t know how to be here …and I enter the space they’ve opened up and I dance.”

(Text: Felicity Castagna, Image: Heidrun Lohr)

DIRECTOR: EMMA SAUNDERS
ASSOCIATE ARTIST: ROB McCREDIE, FLING Physical Theatre, Bega, NSW
CHOREOGRAPHY: In collaboration with the DANCERS
WRITER: FELICITY CASTAGNA
COMPOSERS: AMANDA BROWN & JODI PHILLIS
ORCHESTRATOR: JESSICA WELLS
WESTERN SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: JAMES PENSINI
VISUAL ARTIST: DAVID CAPRA
WESTERN SYDNEY DANCERS: SARAH KALULE, LAWRENCEA MATEARIKI, SABRINA MUSZYNSKI, JOSHUA O’CONNOR, NAOMI REICHARDT, FERAS SHAHEEN, CAYLAN SPENDLOVE, XARA ZAINEDDINE
THE FLING COMPANY: ESME BARKER, EBONY CONSTABLE, GABRIELA GREEN OLEA, EBONY RYAN-MINERS, LARA SCRIVENS, BODHI TURNER, RORY WARNE, LUCA YI
MUSICIANS: WESTERN SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
SPOKEN WORD: POLA FANOUS
PRODUCTION MANAGER: REBECCA POULTER
PHOTOGRAPHY:
HEIDRUN LOHR
VIDEOGRAPHY:
DOMINIC O’DONNELL

FORM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ANNETTE McLERNON
FORM BUSINESS MANAGER: SALLY EBERT
FORM PROGRAM MANAGER: AGNES MICHELET
FORM ADMIN & MARKETING: MAYA GAVISH
FLING PHYSICAL THEATRE: CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: ROB McCREDIE & GABRIELLE ROSE
SYO GENERAL MANAGER: MIA PATOULIOS
SYO ARTISTIC PROGRAM MANAGER: KATIE GARMAN


FOUR WINDS presents SPRING Music Festival
Friday 1 Nov – Sun 3 Nov 2019

17 FOUR WINDS ROAD
BARRAGGA BAY, SOUTH COAST, NSW

ENCOUNTER SOUTH
SUNDAY NOV 3, 2019

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