Title of work

Boxes

Synopsis

This playful work was made in the company’s first year, specifically with Primary school audiences in mind, but it was performed to and positively received by all ages.  The work employed large 5 x 6 feet boxes and was full of surprises.  Using the illusions of weight and space with people in them and then surprising no-one there!!!   Jenny used the symmetry and swinging as key choreographic tools.

 Boxes built on the canon and crescendo of the Carl Orff score and came together in a large unison section.

Choreography

Jenny Kinder

Music/sound

Carl Orff

Dancers

Original cast: Neil Adams, Christine Babinskas, Fiona Cullen, David McMicken, Joanne Russell, Raymond van der Plas

Dancers in remounts: Lesley Graham, Mark Gordon, Robert Osmotherly, Fiona Reilly, Paul Sladdin, Tiina Hamalainen, Jenny KinderTony Barnett, Phillippa Clarke, Braddon McDonald, Sue-Ellen Kohler, Mary LicciardoPaul Batey, Callum Cowell, Wendy McPhee, Cameron Wallace-Mitchell, Rachel ZinmanToby Bell, Jennie Clayton, Shane Jessup, Catherine O'Brien, Jonathan Rees-Osborne, Anna Smith, Sophie Yesberg

Designers

Costumes conceived by choreographer

Premiere

1981

Season/s

Primary Schools and Main seasons from 1981 to 1984 and in 1989 and 1991

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