Sydney Festival presents
Meryl Tankard
FORM Dance Projects I World Premiere

In ancient Greek, Kairos is “the right or opportune moment for doing, a moment that cannot be scheduled.” That moment is now for director Meryl Tankard AO, composer Elena Kats-Chernin AO and visual artist Regis Lansac OAM, who have created  a vibrant new dance work responding to these uncertain and challenging times.

Commissioned and produced by FORM Dance Projects and created by three world-renowned Australian artists and long time collaborators, with the next generation of dance makers, this Sydney Festival world premiere will encompass a vast lexicon of human experience and human movement: the dark and challenging; the ugly and beautiful; the humorous and joyful.

“Tankard’s gift for digging deeper into basic instincts… raw physicality colours the choreographer.
(The New York Times)

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Meryl Tankard
Composer, Pianist: Elena Kats-Chernin
Video Design and Photography: Régis Lansac
Assistant Director: Kate Dunn
Performers and Choreographers:  Lillian Fearn, Cloé Fournier, Taiga Kita-Leong, Jasmin Luna, Julie Ann Minaai, Thuba Ndibali
Child: Izabelle Kharaman
Understudy: Naomi Hibberd
Costume Design: Melanie Liertz, Sam St. Aubyn
Set Design: Meryl Tankard, Mason Browne
Associate Set Design: Benedict Janeczko-Taylor, Ruby Jenkins
Sound Design: Bob Scott
Lighting Design: Verity Hampson
Associate Video Design: Morgan Moroney
Production Manager: Mark Haslam
Stage Manager: Frankie Clarke
Costume Assistants: Nicole Artsetos, Eloise Cochrane

Creative Development
Performance and Choreography: Cloé Fournier, Taiga Kita-Leong, Jasmin Luna, Thuba Ndibali, Katina Olsen
Cultural Heritage Consultant: Maxwell Dillon (Kombumerri)

Executive Producer: Annette McLernon
Production Co-Ordinator: Naomi Hibberd
Business Manager: Sally Ebert
Production Intern: Joshua Sherwood
Program Manager: Agnès Michelet

Tankard is the humanist of our choreographers and one of the most inventive.”
The Age, Melbourne (on Meryl Tankard)

FORM Dance Projects would like to thank and acknowledge project funding and support from Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund—an Australian Government initiative, Create NSW, The Packer Family Foundation, Sydney Dance Company and Riverside Theatres.

19 – 21 JANUARY 2023
Approximately 60 minutes

A Reserve Full Price – $59
A Reserve Concession – $53
Under 30 – $39
+ booking fee
Carriageworks- Bay 20
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015


Image Credits:
Kairos, Thuba Ndibali, Image: Régis Lansac
Homage to Jack Mitchell from Alvin Ailey’s “Hermit Songs”

Kairos, Cloé Fournier, Image: Régis Lansac

Kairos Creative Development, Taiga Kita Leong, Image: Régis Lansac

Source images in video projections by Régis Lansac
Sidney Nolan, Head, 1983, spray paint on canvas. Bundanon Collection, Sidney Nolan Trust.
© The Sidney Nolan Trust. All rights reserved. DACS/Copyright Agency, 2023

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