Our story centres on a young boy, whose irreversible actions question our sense of reality and moral pathways. The White Prince aims to defy genre and the typical contemporary dance experience by creating heightened views of reality meeting the imagination.
Two of Australia’s best and most loved dancers will be joining the cast: former Principal Dancer of The Australian Ballet, Damien Welch and former Senior Artist of The Australian Ballet, Marc Cassidy.
Their appearance in The White Prince marks the first time the dancers have performed together since their retirement, along side contemporary dance goddess Teagan Lowe, formerly of Sydney Dance Company, and new comers Riley Fitzgerald and Joshua Hunt.
This trio will bring to the stage an assured maturity that will compliment Director Stephen Agisilaou’s modern yet timeless choreography.
Established in 2009, Vertical Shadows has quickly became one of Melbourne’s most respected dance companies. With a unique undefinable style of movement, the company focuses more on the theatrical side of dance, giving it a large following from non-conventional dance audiences.
Direction & Choreography: Stephen Agisilaou Starring: Damien Welch, Marc Cassidy, Teagan Lowe, Riley Fitzgerald, Joshua Hunt Featuring: Rosie Osmond, Josie Hodges, Alarna Curtis, Sophia Lewis Creative Assistant & Rehearsal Director: Jessica Mortlock Lighting Design: Craig Boyes Animation: Chris Axiaq Costume Design: Elissa Hullah Design Assistant & Costume Maker: Amaya Vecellio Sound Design: Pixie Michael
The White Prince
Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Season: 16 – 24 May 2014
For more information, visit: www.verticalshadows.com for details.
Image: courtesy of Vertical Shadows Dance Company