WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DANCER? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A MAN?
OF BOYS AND MEN (the men of shadows), is a raw and authentic disability-led dance-theatre production exploring themes of manhood and identity.
STAGE 3 WORK IN PROGRESS SHOWINGS – LIMITED CAPACITY
April 30th & May 1st at 2pm
The Goodwood Theatre and Studios. 166 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Following the collective experiences of five young male dancers navigating their worlds, the project traverses the performers owned experiences and unravels what it means to the performers, dancers, and young men living in today’s world with a disability.
Now in its third stage of artistic development, the production brings together Australian male dancers – Lorcan Hopper, Kayah Guenther, Max McAuley, Zakaria Ghomri and Joshua Campton, in collaboration with director Paul Gazzola, designer Gaelle Mellis and composer DJTR!P. The process providing an opportunity for these young men to work with a team of leading SA arts professionals in the creation of a unique disability-led dance theatre work.
The reaffirming and positive impacts OF BOYS AND MEN (the men of shadows), are vast and the commitment from its entire team is one of unity and collective development.
Of Boys and Men builds on the existing connections the four dancers established during Catalyst/ Accessible Arts residencies in Sydney in 2015 and 2016. This project supports them in the further development of their careers as young and emerging artists and creates a platform to develop a unique work referencing their own personal experiences.
This project is supported by Arts South Australia through the Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability program, The Government of SA Arts Recovery Fund, The Australia Council for the Arts, the Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program, Goodwood Theatre and Studios, Oratunga Arts Residencies and OSCA – Open Space Contemporary Arts. Special thanks to Access2arts, Carclew and all the parents and carers.