Title of work

Mantis

Synopsis

Based on the life cycle of the praying mantis, this work explores their defensive behaviours and the dramatic mating habit of these insects.

Mantis was originally created at Rusden on second year students in 1978.

Choreography

Jenny Kinder

Music/sound

Herb Jercher

Dancers

Original Cast: Neil Adams, Christine Babinskas, Fiona Cullen, Lesley Graham, David McMicken, Raymond van der Plas

Designers

Costumes conceived by choreographer

Premiere

1982 for Tasdance, although performed at Rusden in 1978.

Season/s

Main season in 1982

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