Title of work

Aquarium

Synopsis

Inspiration for Aquarium came from Sandra's experience in Lauderdale Primary School where a hallway had been decorated to simulate an underwater environment. Sandra explored the movement of water, waves and sea creatures in the work. It was created as a quartet set to two separate pieces of music by Frank Zappa. Tasdance resident Musician/Composer linked these with synthesised water sounds. Choreographically the second section was a development of the movement material in the first.

Choreography

Sandra Parker

Music/sound

Frank Zappa

Dancers

Original cast: Vince Di Mitrio, Greg Holdaway, Catherine O'Brien, Carolyn Obst

Dancers in Remounts: Neil Adams, Paul Batey, Wendy McPhee, Anna Smith, Cameron Wallace-Mitchell

Designers

Costumes conceived by the choreographer

Premiere

1988

Season/s

Primary Schools in 1988 and 1989, Main season in 1989

Images