Shaun Parker & Company | Australia
"As long as we have people like Shaun Parker creating shows, there is no need to fear for the future of arts in Australia" The Daily Telegraph
The creator of This Show is About People and the ever popular Happy as Larry, Shaun Parker returns to Sydney Festival with an epic music and dance collaboration at the Sydney Opera House.
Collaborating with composer Nick Wales (Sarah Blasko, Sydney Symphony) and designer Damien Cooper (Opera Australia's The Ring Cycle) Shaun Parker creates a compelling cult-like world with striking visuals and evocative sound.
This highly physical dance, incorporating ancient fan and stick weaponry, is set beautifully against Nick Wale's rich tapestry of reinvented world music.
Fourteen extraordinary musicians and dancers, including international guest artist Shantala Shivalingappa (Pina Bausch, Maurice Béjart and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), take to the Opera House stage for the stunning world premiere of Am I.
Time, the near future. Place, where life begins.
AM I investigates the genesis of all life ... asking what are we, where have we come from and where are we going ...
Seven souls observe the frailties and mishaps of those that have gone before them. Religion meets science in this new world order as society fluctuates between conflict and harmony.