Shaun Parker Director/Choreographer, Co-Design; Nick Wales Composer, Musical Director; Veronica Nave Dramaturge; Damien Cooper Lighting Design and Co-Design; Bob Scott Sound Design; Anna Tregloan Costume Design and artists of Shaun Parker & Company
A new music and dance collaboration investigating the notion of 'I' within the context of the modern-day global tribe. Am I attempts to qualify what it means to identify ourselves as ‘I’. Am I my culture? Am I my faith? Am I my genetic material? Am I a random cosmological consequence? No matter which way we turn, the definition of ‘I’ is subjective. At some point in our evolution man developed a self-conscious recognition of his humanity which began the endless pursuit of the meaning of ‘I’. Am I explores that which has changed and that which stays the same in our human condition, investigating the tensions between religion and science, conflict and harmony. Collaborating with Nick Wales and Damien Cooper, Director/Choreographer Shaun Parker creates a cult-like world with striking visuals and sound. Highly physical dance, incorporating fan and stick weaponry, is set against Wales's rich tapestry of reinvented world music. Fourteen musicians and dancers, including guest artist Shantala Shivalingappa, feature in this new Australian Festival commission.
78 minutes (no intermission)
January 9, 2014
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival
95,000 USD per week + housing (14 rooms) & local transportation per week for a 2-3 week routed tour. Fee includes international and domestic air travel & freight and visa costs. Each week to be shared by up to 3 presenters.
International touring opportunities for 2015—2017 & co-commissioning partners for the development of new work.