Inspired by the true stories of disaster survivors, FORM Dance Projects present Safety in Numbers – a new dance-theatre work to be presented at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres for a strictly limited season in April.
Choreographed by FORM Dance Projects Director Samantha Chester, Safety in Numbers presents five people who find themselves trapped in the aftershock of an earthquake, wrestling with the possibility that this could be the end. The production asks the big question, who do you want to be at the moment of impact?
Created during the inaugural dance theatre development program Cultivate/Culminate facilitated by Force Majeure, the new work features Danielle Micich, Gavin Clark, Leeke Griffin Simon Corfield and Anya McKee with original composition by Turkish-Australian sound designer Ekrem Mulayim and design by recent STC resident designer David Fleischer.
Samantha Chester brings over 18 years experience working with the physical form first as a dancer and then in her role as director and choreographer. Samantha has worked as a movement consultant for Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, Milk Crate Theatre and Monkey Baa and has worked with the Wallabies Rugby Union Team. She was recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship.
“It is an absolute gift to take this work to full presentation after the amazing development support I received through Force Majeure Cultivate/Culminate program and now Form Dance Projects. We are very excited to share this work with an audience,” say Chester.
FORM Dance Projects is a unique organisation that aims to foster and develop contemporary dance culture in Western Sydney. The company delivers a vibrant artistic program while also providing access to dance education, appreciation and participation opportunities for the Western Sydney community.
Safety in Numbers
Lennox Theatre – Riverside Theatres, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Season: 9 – 12 April 2014
For more information, visit: www.form.org.au for details.
Image: courtesy of FORM Dance Projects