Standing Bird 2

Award winning, transformative, dance theatre work
Video:
Ashley De Prazer
Credit:
Ashley De Prazer

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

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.

Creative Team:

Created by: Jacqui Claus, Danielle Micich & Sally Richardson

Writer/Directer: Sally Richardson

Vision Design: Ashley de Prazer

Sound Design: Kingsley Reeve with Kyle Morrison

Costume: Fiona Bruce

Lighting/Additional Sound: Joe Lui

Hong Kong Tour (Produced by Performing Lines WA)

Jacqui Claus' performance is a tour de force. Such was the spell cast by Standing Bird 2's solo performer and co-creator thatI 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 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, Hong Kong Fringe Club)

Timeline:

  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fringeworld 2010
  • The Blue Room Theatre 2013
  • Hong Kong International Fringe Festival 2014

Awards:

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

Image / Video Credits:

Images Ashley de Prazer

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