a blog about experience - not appearance.

Friday, 3 June 2011

examination fever

Hey Kids!
I should really really be studying...I'm in the middle of uni exams and final assessments at the momento...but instead I'm listening to The Wombats and idling my time away on blogger. I just couldn't resist the urge to shoot you all a little post to say hello. This week's first time shinanigin will be up in a few days, but I just wanted to share a little experience with you that happened a few days ago...

My incredbily talented cousin Olivia Ansell, has recently been appointed as the executive producer of the Shaun Parker Dance Company...pretty exciting, right!? Now, for all you bun-heads out there (like myself) you'll know that this is pretty massive deal in the dance world! The other night I went to the closing night of her first production, 'The Yard'...and I can easily say it was THE BEST PERFORMANCE I HAVE EVER SEEN!! 

Now although seeing a dance performance is most definitely not a first time for me (all who know me, know i'm obsessed)...this particular production was a first for me in many respects. I've seen hundreds of ballets, countless contemporary pieces and endless musicals, but 'The Yard' was something I've never seen before. Shaun Parker (the choreographer) auditioned kids from Sydney's most disadvantaged areas and brought them together onstage. Each cast member had their own dance style..some were hip-hopers, others were ballet trained and some just knew how to move...but what I loved so much about the piece was that each of them had something really unique about them. Sadly the show is over now, but Olivia was telling me that there's a big possibility it may have another season! Ahh, please let it be true!!

I managed to grab a few sneaky snaps before the show started, so please enjoy and let me know what you think?! Looking forward to this week's first time, so stay tuned and I'll see you all in a few days!

xxx Amelia 

The set...so simple, yet so dramatic. Just perfection.

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