A primal, yet tender, dance experience.
DNA – Simply Human presents six provocative stories that illuminate the physical and emotional qualities we all possess, the evolution of the human spirit manifested through movement and the revelations that follow. It is raw, sensual, primal, athletic and elegant.
This explosive new program comprises a richly diverse cohort of Australian and International choreographers including Oded Ronen (Israel), Gareth Belling (QLD) Penny Mullen (QLD), Jesse Martin (NSW) Matthew Tupper (WA) and Floeur Alder (WA). Together, through stylized dance, they explore what makes us human, the commonalities that connect us to universal themes relating to place, community, touch and ritual.
The works will illuminate the grace, artistry and dynamic energies of this unique company and inspire audiences to question ‘what is it to be Simply Human’?
Image: Ochre Contemporary Dance Company. Photo by Dana Weeks
University Theatres presents Patch Theatre Company Cranky Bear, based on the book The Very Cranky Bear, written and illustrated by Nick Bland. After last year’s super-duper, itchy scratchy Mr Mcgee and the Biting Flea, Adelaide’s Patch Theatre Company are back!
Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear’s crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier. It takes a humble and empathetic Sheep with an open heart and a listening ear to solve the Bear’s woes.
Cranky Bear is a rollicking new show for 4-to-8-year-olds packed with laughter, surprise and mayhem based on the enormously popular children's book.
Image: Cranky Bear.
Think back — was there someone at school you thought would be your best friend forever? Martin is the new kid at school among a sea of unfamiliar faces. Then Simon McGurk comes along. He’s wildly different from Martin, but they become best buddies. Until, one day, Martin does something that will poison their friendship — forever?
Directed by renowned international director Gill Robertson, The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk examines the fragile nature of schoolyard friendship and how hard it can be to stay true to yourself and your friends.
This performance is best for 7-to-12-year-olds.
Image: The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk