Standing Bird 2
Claus can disarm any audience..You watch and weep at her strength and prowess. Standing Bird 2 is unforgettable... (Rita Clarke, The Australian)
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.
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 has conquered, and she has made this solo work her own. She ably provided the sheer physical and emotional depth demanded by this full-length work. Much credit also goes to creator Sally Richardson, who has gathered together many of WA's leading performance artists in dance, film, theatre and music over the years to produce this world-premiere event. (**** ArtsHub )
A riveting 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, Hong Kong Fringe Club)
- Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fringeworld 2010
- The Blue Room Theatre 2013
- Hong Kong International Fringe Festival 2014
Winner Outstanding Achievement in Design WA AUSDANCE AWARDS 2014
Finalist Best Performance/Best Production/Judges Choice Awards BLUE ROOM THEATRE AWARDS 2013
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer (Standing Bird) WA DANCE AWARDS 2013
DANCE AUSTRALIA CRITICS CHOICE 2012 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE DANCER (Standing Bird)
Finalist Best Emerging Artist FRINGEWORLD AWARDS 2012
Finalist Best Dance (Standing Bird) FRINGEWORLD AWARDS 2012
Nominated Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS 2013