Available for Touring
Choreography by Maggi Sietsma
They’re the television shows we love to hate: Australian Idol, The
Price is Right, Big Brother. Score!
is Expressions’ take on a behind the scenes look at the world of
takes its inspiration from Michel Fokine’s ballet Petrushka
and today’s reality TV shows. The fairground puppeteer is transformed
into a slick TV host with his dancing puppets now contestants in a glitzy
reality TV competition. The ultimate prize is a partner for life, the
ballerina! Packed with striking physicality, this work is sharp and witty,
using live footage and video projections.
"Score! is a winner -- thoroughly engaging and accessible...
For the past 20 years Expressions Dance Company has consistently produced
dance theatre of the highest calibre."
Olivia Stewart, The Courier-Mail
"Score! is dance theatre that really engages the audience...
complete with both comedy and tragedy." Ruth Ridgeway,
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"Since 2002 there has been a huge rise in
reality based TV programs such as Big Brother, Australian Idol, The Bachelor,
Survivor, etc, it seems that absolutely anybody has the chance to become
a STAR! Being famous is suddenly something we are being told anybody is
capable of achieving.
This modern lie is promoted by marketing companies and the very fabric
of our society is changing, as we become puppets of the marketing industry.
Score! is set in the world of reality TV. A world where, according
to the TV marketing gurus, “if you aren’t famous you’re
a failure!” I have created parallels with the story of Petrushka
through the characters of Petrushka, the Ballerina, the Blackamoor
and the Puppetmaster." MAGGI SIETSMA
CHOREOGRAPHER: Maggi Sietsma
DRAMA CONSULTANT: Jennifer Flowers
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Tanja Beer
LIGHTING DESIGN: Nick Tomlin
SOUND TRACK DEVISED BY: Abel Valls
7 dancers, 1 Artistic Director, 1 Tour Manager, 1 Stage Manager and 2
technical staff. Total of 12 persons
70 minutes, no interval
Minimum 37 feet (11m) wide by 34 feet (10m) deep, 10 feet (3m) minimum
wing stage right and 7 feet (2m) stage left. Min grid height 17 feet (5m)
to stage, 4 sets of legs, Black dance floor, 2 dressing rooms for 5 persons
each, 1 room for crew, 1 room for Artistic Director and Manager.
150 lamps min, 125 by 2kw channels min, lighting board toured by the company.
MD Player, Standard Stereo P.A. System and 2 foldback boxes minimum. Projection:
Installation of, either our touring projector (from DVD), or yours if
more convenient. Projector can be positioned in house or BioBox depending
on local conditions.
Communication: 6 Comm sets
For touring inquiries contact:
George Solis - General Manager
+ 61 7 3257 4222
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