One man’s journey to find his true self as an artist, Michael Ralph’s ground-breaking dance theatre production SELF will receive it world premiere at Chapel Off Chapel in a limited season from 21 September 2017.
SELF is a thought-provoking journey into the psyche of an Artist and the human condition, expressed through choreography and original music composed exclusively for this new dance theatre production. As artists in this fast-paced and modern world, we lose ourselves in our work and life and can often struggle to cope with the pressures and expectations involved.
A melting pot of cutting edge artists, SELF sees the collaboration of three of Australia’s most outstanding young theatre and musical talents. Director and Choreographer, Michael Ralph (Dusty, Georgy Girl, Loving Repeating) is one of the country’s rising choreographers who is sought after for his dynamic, unique style and fresh take on storytelling-through-dance. Jack Earle’s (The Jack Earle Big Band) original modern-jazz-inspired score will be performed by a live 7-piece orchestra.
Dancer and Musical Theatre star Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom) will take on the leading role of ‘The Artist’ – supported by an ensemble of six incredible dancers including Sheridan Anderson, Alex Given, Loren Hunter, Max Patterson, Jordan Asher Turner and Romina Villafranca. Nine year old Jackson Rudge will take on the role of ‘The Young Artist’.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing my third pure-dance creation “SELF” to the stage after the previous success of my shows Hollywood Honky-Tonk (2014) and Now & Then (2013),” says Michael Ralph. “I believe in creating original dance theatre that is both accessible and thought-provoking, which is exactly what this production will be and I can’t wait to share it with audiences.”
“The piece is very personal and explores what it’s like to be an artist and an adult in modern times. With the genius of Jack Earle bringing live music to the piece, and the exceptional talent of Rohan Browne leading an ensemble of Australia’s finest theatre dancers, I know this show will be a truly special event.”
Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
Season: 22 September – 1 October 2017 (preview: 21 September)
Information and Bookings: www.chapleoffchpel.com.au
Image: Rohan Browne (supplied)