Encounter South

Position: dance ensemble

In this joyful site-specific music and dance work, directed by the “formidable” Emma Saunders, ENCOUNTER SOUTH explores the everyday extraordinariness and power of young people, from the Bega Valley, on the NSW South Coast to Parramatta, Western Sydney.

In collaboration with a group of award-winning Australian artists, including Felicity Castagna (writer), composers Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens) and Jodi Phillis (The Clouds), ENCOUNTER SOUTH celebrates young people living in urban and regional communities.

Creatively developed with a cast of 16 young dancers (8 from Western Sydney and 8 from FLING Physical Theatre), Associate Artist, Rob McCredie, slam poet, Pola Fanous and the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra with regional players, conducted by James Pensini. ENCOUNTER SOUTH, explores the indomitable spirit of young people and the world they find themselves in.

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