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2018 ACDGP grantees

Shaun Parker & Company Middle East and Western European tour

Photo credit: Branco Gaica / Shaun Parker & Company's HAPPY AS LARRY

Sector: Performing arts, dance

Grantee: Shaun Parker & Company

Project description

Shaun Parker and Company will undertake a large cultural exchange project featuring performances of new work "KING" and critically acclaimed work "Happy as Larry" to five countries across two regions including the Middle East and Western Europe. New work KING will tour to Lebanon, Jordan, Ramallah and Linz and, Happy as Larry to Germany and Austria. Conceptually, the new work KING interrogates the theme of societal power, and reflects on the absurd grandiosity of our leaders, whilst critically acclaimed Happy of Larry investigates the complexities of human happiness within society. Artistic Director Shaun Parker and the visiting dance artists will conduct a range of engagement activities including workshops, artist forums and mentorship to support on-going artistic relationships with local dancers, sharing cultural exchange of contemporary dance practice between the Middle East and Western Europe region and Australia.

Key dates

  • 1 to 11 April 2019, KING presentation (including performance, workshop, mentorship & post-show Q+A) across locations in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestinian Territories
  • 14 to 19 April 2019, Happy as Larry presentation (including performance, workshop and post-show Q+A) across locations in Austria and Germany

Country: Germany, Austria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestinian Territories

Total project value: $291,916

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant: $60,000

Last Updated: 14 November 2018
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