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Tiny Slopes

2017

NAT CURSIO CO.
presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive
March 21-25, 2017 

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Tiny Slopes is about learning to skateboard. About learning. About risk, failure, vulnerability and little wins. It is a choreography of actions and problems; of body, object, and sound, studying and attempting to make visible the humility one adopts in order to learn something new. Tiny Slopes is as much about what we don’t know as what we do and sees the performers learning, failing and changing in real time.

“…(an) affirming picture of intergenerational female collaboration and resilience” THE AUSTRALIAN

Director & Choreographer: Nat Cursio

Collaborating performers: Alice Dixon, Melissa Jones, Caroline Meaden, Francesca Meale, Rae Franco, Pyper Prosen, Pixel Willison-Allen and Amelie Mansfield.

Lighting Design: Travis Hodgson
Stage & Costume: Sarah Hall
Sound Design: Byron Scullin
Text/Voice Consultant: Tamara Saulwick
Understudy/Assistant: Jacqueline Aylward 
Stage Manager: Harriet Gregory 

Contributors to creative development: Pia Lauritz, Gabriela Green, Chimene Steele-Prior, Will McBride, Eugyeene Teh

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“It is exciting and empowering to see a group of strong girls form a gang and put a beautiful story onstage… a joy from beginning to end… interesting, truthful and accessible… There’s many highlights and wonderful things to learn and take away from this show… It’s an absolute delight.” THEATRE PRESS

Acknowledgements

Tiny Slopes has been generously supported by:
Coopers Malthouse Artist Residency 2015
Besen Family Foundation 2015
The Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body 2015
Creative Victoria 2016
The City of Melbourne 2016
Arts House 2017

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“Watching the cast glide, slide, lean, lope, balance, jump, flip and run had us hypnotised… Such a simple concept translated beautifully to into a stellar modern dance work that was quirky and accessible” 
THE PLUS ONES

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“the embodiment of strong female potential”
FJORD REVIEW

 

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