Shantala is a guest star in the Shaun Parker’s New creation, Am I.
Director & Choreographer : Shaun Parker
Composer : Nick Wales
Dramaturge : Veronica Neave
Co-Design : Damien Cooper & Shaun Parker
Lighting Design : Damien Cooper
Sound Design : Bob Scott
Costume Design : Anna Tregloan
LX Programmer : Pat Smithers
Rehearsal Director : Craig Bary
Production Manager : Guy Harding
Stage Manager : Terri Herlings
Executive Producer : Olivia Ansell
Dancers/Collaborators : Josh Mu, Sophia Ndaba, Jessie Oshodi, Marnie Palomares, Melanie Palomares, Shantala Shivalingappa, Julian Wong, Carl Tolentino (understudy)
Musicians/Collaborators : Tunji Beier, Alyx Dennison, Jess Green, Jason Noble, Jessica O’Donoghue, Bree Van Reyk, Nick Wales
Understudies/Secondments : Imanuel Dado, Yilin Kong, Ashley McLellan, Carl Tolentino, Jess Wong __ Time, the near future. Place, where life begins. Seven individuals seek to re-establish a new civilisation, observing the frailties and mishaps of those that have gone before them. Religion meets science in this new world order as society fluctuates between conflict and harmony. An arresting music and dance collaboration, AM I investigates the quintessential meaning of ‘I’. Am I my tribe? Am I my genetic blueprint? Am I a random cosmological consequence? Am I is a perpetual question and a tantalising statement. Choreographer Shaun Parker and composer Nick Wales have created a striking visual and theatrical world for AM I. World music and cult-like singing collide to create a compelling and gut-wrenching soundscape. Fourteen extraordinary musicians and dancers, including international guest artist Shantala Shivalingappa (Pina Bausch, Maurice Bejart and Sidi Larbi Cherakaoui), will take to the Opera House stage for the World Premiere in January 2014 as part of the Sydney Festival. Visit Tour Dates for dates and booking information.