Shaun Parker & Company
PRESENTED BY Melbourne Festival
CHOREOGRAPHY BY SHAUN PARKER
MUSIC BY NICK WALES
Acclaimed international performer Shantala Shivalingappa leads a cast of 14 musicians, singers and dancers, bringing to life an inspired blend of spoken word, razor-sharp choreography and stunning original live music.
“Bursting with cosmic ambition and joyous revelation.”
Beginning with the elemental question of identity – ‘Who am I?’ – Parker’s work expands to range across the entire history of humanity, from the genesis of life to the fall of empires.
Fuelled by an inspired score from composer Nick Wales that weaves together musical traditions from across the globe, AM I burrows to the very heart of what it is to be human.
“I was mesmerised and enchanted. I laughed out loud and I would have cried too if not for the house lights coming up a little too quickly. An absolute must see this festival season.”
“Meticulous, elegant and sophisticated.”
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION – FREE
Sun 26 Oct at 1pm
Foxtel Festival Hub
Shaun Parker discusses AM I, his fusion of dance, spoken word and music.
Fri 24 Oct post 1pm show
THE COOPERS MALTHOUSE, BAGGING ROOM
Shaun Parker and Nick Wales take part in a Q&A about their cross-disciplinary work.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Adelaide Festival, Melbourne Festival and Sydney Festival. Shaun Parker & Company is a permanent resident of the Seymour Centre in Sydney Australia. The company is a Key Organisation-Emerging Dance with the Australia Council for the Arts and supported by Arts NSW Trade & Investment.
Thu 23 – Sun 26 Oct
Thu – Sat at 7.30pm
Fri also at 1pm
Sat also at 3pm
Sun at 3pm
1 hr 15 mins, no interval
A Reserve $79 / $69
B Reserve $69 / $59
Transaction fees may apply
The Coopers Malthouse
03 9685 5111
Ticketmaster 136 100
- Assistive listening
- Contains bright lights