Name

Shaun Parker

Biography

Shaun Parker

Shaun Parker graduated from the VCA in 1992 and after performing for the Australian Opera and Victorian State Opera, worked with the Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre for seven years, touring throughout Australia, Europe, Israel, Japan, Scandinavia, USA and Canada. His international theatre credits include the European tour of Vaguement Derriere with Compagnie ALIAS in Geneva, 17-25/4 with Sasha Waltz in Berlin, and the gala performance of Panda with Meredith Monk in New York, in which he worked as a vocalist.

His acting credits include Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Cut Theatre Co.) and Wind in the Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company/Glenn Elston). Shaun's feature film appearances include Edge of the World, Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge and his own short films NO and Blue Love, which have screened at Videodance in Athens, and various international dance-film festivals. Blue Love was later developed into a full-length work for the Sophiensaele Theatre in Berlin in 2001, later touring throughout Australia.

Other choreographic credits include Worldes Bliss for Meryl Tankard ADT, and the solo works Man... and Silo as part of Dance Briefs at the Omeo Dance Space in Sydney. His music/dance theatre work My Little Garden premiered for the Barossa International Music Festival in 1998, and was awarded 'Most Significant Production' and 'Most Promising Choreographer'. Shaun also performed in Kate Champion's Tenebrae, (collaboration with The Song Company), Same, Same but Different at the Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals, and the Chunky Move tour of Wanted to Belgium and Moscow. Shaun also performed in a feature film entitled Book Of Revelation, which was directed by Ana Kokkinos and choreographed by Meryl Tankard. Shaun choreographed the title piece Divine Harmonies for Tasdance in 2005.