Standing Bird 2

AN ORIGINAL DANCE THEATRE WORK BY SOME OF WA'S MOST EXCITING CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE MAKERS

STANDING BIRD 2

WINNER - OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DESIGN - 2014 WA AUSDANCE AWARDS
FINALIST BEST PERFORMANCE/BEST PRODUCTION/JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS - 2013 BLUE ROOM THEATRE AWARDS
WINNER - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE DANCER (Standing Bird) - 2013 WA DANCE AWARDS
DANCE AUSTRALIA CRITICS CHOICE 2012 - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE DANCER (Standing Bird)
FINALIST - BEST EMERGING ARTIST - FRINGEWORLD AWARDS 2012
FINALIST - BEST DANCE WORK (Standing Bird) - FRINGEWORLD AWARDS 2012
NOMINEE - MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE DANCER - 2013 AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS



STANDING BIRD 2

A dynamic collaboration between some of WA's most experienced independent artists. In a bravura solo performance by Jacqui Claus, one of WA's most exciting and powerful dancers, Standing Bird 2 is a personal odyssey that spirals the audience into an experience of submersion, and transformation. This work exploits a range of spaces to create an ever shifting point of view to this intimate and sensual performance experience.

Jacqui Claus' performance is a tour de force. Such was the spell cast by Standing Bird 2's solo performer and co-creator that I barely shifted in my seat for the hour of the performance.
Nina Levy - The West Australian

Claus can disarm any audience.. You watch and weep at her strength and prowess. Standing Bird 2 is unforgettable...
Rita Clarke - The Australian

A breathtaking display of graceful strength and sinuous stamina, Standing Bird Two is a leap toward self-discovery.. its sheer physicality and clear presentation make this a performance that should be accessible and enjoyable to a broad audience.
Nerida Dickenson- Arts Hub

...exciting, genre-defying, exquisitely performed..
Humphrey Bower- Crickey.com


STANDING BIRD 2 Team

Jacqui Claus: Performer/co-creator
Sally Richardson: Concept/Direction
Danielle Micich: Movement Directon
Ashley de Prazer: Vision Design
Joe Lui: Sound/Lighting Design
Kingsley Reeve: Original Sound Design
Fiona Bruce/Lauren Johnson Set and Costume Design
Rhianne Perrie Stage Manager

STANDING BIRD 2 premiered on the 12th November at The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Cultural Centre.

STANDING BIRD 2 toured to the HONG KONG FRINGE CLUB for the Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival in November 2014
Produced by Steamworks Arts/Performing Lines WA

Jacqui Claus: Performer
Sally Richardson: Director
Mike Nanning: Lighting Design/production/operation
Alice Lee Holland: Rehearsal Director

Interview with Jacqui Claus

..Thank you for being a part of Hong Kong People's Fringe Festival. People just messaged me to say how much they appreciated the show.Thank you for bringing your work into the festival. And of course, I want to thank Jacqui for her powerful performance. I wish her and the team every success!
Julia Mok - HKPFF Co-Director

..A rivetting physical performance, full of wordless eloquence and edgy sense of danger. She exudes both fragility and strength, vulnerability and purpose. At times I was imagining a young Sylvie Guillem doing a fast-paced Butoh dance....
Benny Chia - Artistic Director, Hong Kong Fringe Club




Standing Bird 2 Directed by Sally Richardson & created with Ashley de Prazer (dashvisual) & Jacqui Claus - shot on location Lancelin Dunes, Western Australia.