Through dance, physical theatre and immersive design, we journey deep into the promise of spring. Interiors are revealed; the wishful linings of pockets, secrets stained on petticoats, histories and landscapes tattooed on the heart. Our hopes, expectations, and choices. Our rights and dreams. Rite of Spring is a grand procession: audience and performers traveling together. On a journey with friends, strangers and neighbors, we move at the same pace and in the same rhythm. We feel geography and celebrate moving and being moved. Directed by Kelly Drummond Cawthon.
Ten Days on the Island RAWspace 2015
Produced by Second Echo Ensemble in association with Tasmanian Theatre Company and Salamanca MOVES
Director: Kelly Drummond Cawthon
Design Team: Nick Higgins, Hanna Parsinnen, Roz Wren
Musical Director: Michael Fortescue
Performance: Luke Campbell, Aidan Chick, Alma Faludi, Rodrigo Diaz-Icasuriaga, Zeb Direen, Rob Flehr, Bryony Geeves, David Montgomery, Alexandra Morris-Baguley, Bridget Nicklason-King, Elise Romaszko, Charlie Smith, William Webster.
Premiere: Salamanca MOVES 2016
Contested Land is conceived and directed by Charlie Smith. A founding member of SEE, Charlie is working with ideas that are both quietly political and socially evocative. Investigating the history of nations, conflicts both embodied and landscaped, and lines drawn in the sand, Contested Land explores our sense of connection and what it means to us to take, give, share and fight over our contested lands.
Development Showings: Dancehouse Room to Move 2016 , Melbourne, Ten Days on the Island RAWspace 2017, You Are Here Festival, Canberra 2017
Presented by Moonah MOVES and Second Echo Ensemble in association with Tasmanian Theatre Company.
Creative Producer: Kelly Drummond Cawthon
Director: Charlie Smith
Performance: Second Echo Ensemble with Joshua Langford
Musical Directors: Matthew Fargher and Michael Fortescue
Original Recorded Music Works by: Rhys Gray and Thomas Misson, commissioned and recorded for Contested Land by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Stephens.
Design: Roz Wren and Sam Cole
Premiere: Moonah MOVES 2018
By My Hand is an immersive physical theatre work set within a rigorously defined structural lattice of rope and rock. It is a kinesthetic and sensory exploration of how we are caught up and held in place by our perceptions, our beliefs, and our rigidly held constructs of authority.
That which constrains us, defines us.
That which contains us, releases us.
Choreographer: Luke Campbell
Creative Producer: Kelly Drummond Cawthon
Music Direction: Matthew Fargher
Performance: Luke Campbell, Kelly Drummond Cawthon, Alma Faludi, Matthew Fargher, Michael Fortescue, William Webster, Bella Young
Visual Installation: Garth Knight
Costume Design: Roz Wren
Production Manager + Lighting Design: Sam Cole
Produced by Dark MOFO and Second Echo Ensemble
Producing Partner: Tasmanian Theatre Company
Supported by City of Hobart, Creative Hobart, kdcWORKS, Dark MOFO, Match Creative Partnerships Australia and SEE supporters.
Premiere: DARK MOFO 2018
SEE artists David Motgomery and Alma Faludi take to the water in this new project in development for the 2020 MOVES Festival.
the ocean is filled with tears
And the sea turns into a mirror
There's a whale in the moon when it's clear
And a bird on the tide- Tom Waits
SEE is about knocking down the barriers to participation in performance. It is about offering a creative experience to everyone and bringing all of those dancing bodies onto public stages of their own design. It is about bringing exceptions, exclusions, the outsiders, gaps in thinking, and gaps in moving out into the open. It is about creating exceptions to the rules. It is about exceptional acts and exceptional encounters, and most importantly it's about exceptional people: people who defy norms, who don't fit neatly and who challenge our expectations of dance and the dancing body.
The Beauty Project explores difference, beauty and self-perception, challenges stereotypes and ask us to consider what is truly beautiful. Directed by Elise Romazsko with creative design by Roz Wren, Music by Max Bladel and Michael Fortescue, producing and dramaturgy by Jami Bladel.