Aerial Dance Project
SNAP is a dynamic aerial and physical theatre performance that continues the tradition of SEAs ground breaking multi art form productions.
Performed by Southern Edge Arts youth members SNAP follows young Ben through various stages of his childhood and adolescence. as he grows up into a man.
It’s about growing up
and the choices we make in the heat of the moment.
It’s about a boy who becomes, and a young man who makes a mistake.
It’s a night out… with consequences.
It’s a car crash – the impact, flashing backwards and forwards in time.
It’s about being young and old… simultaneously.
Sally Richardson, award-winning Australian physical theatre and circus director directed ‘Snap!’, a show about the choices we make in the heat of the moment and the impact they can have upon on our lives. Sally just finished directing ‘Lucy and the Lost Boy’, which features final year NICA circus arts students.
This performance utilised the strengths, interest and talent of SEA members to exciting effect, exploring the place where contemporary dance and aerial circus meet.
Participants aged 9 yrs up to 19yrs, beginners to advanced took part in these exciting workshops. Students broadend their skills in contemporary performing arts including dance, drama and aerials.
July School Holidays – Creative Development
During the July school holidays youth members from Albany and its surrounding towns came together at SEA to create the base for what looks to be a great show. With their tutors participants intensively trained for two week to gain skills and develop acts. They had the opportunity to gain skills in aerial circus, mini-tramp, tumbling, contemporary dance and much more. For many of the kids however it was not just gaining the physical skill but the mental ones as well, to believe in yourself, trust yourself and be confident in a new environment.
October School Holidays – Rehearsals
During the October School Holidays a dedicated group of 19 members were rehearsing every day to get ready for our first full length performance at the Albany Entertainment Centre.