PHOENIX is about darkness, possibility, perspective and spirit. There is so much darkness in life... so many moments without light and distinction... so many moments that are questionable, tumultuous and confusing. There is a danger in these moments of being consumed, of giving up and giving in. PHOENIX is about taking charge of these moments... about thinking, reflecting, imagining, making choices, and creating your own, real, world. It acknowledges endings as beginnings and beginnings as endings.
“…an intense and demanding work, physically and dramatically… the cast of 32 young dancers rose to the challenge with maturity and verve… Ultimate credit, however, goes to Holland…it is clear that she has the magic touch with young dancers.”
Nina Levy, The West Australian, 23 March 2010
Premiere 19 March 2010
Regional tour 11-19 April 2011.
Premiere season Playhouse Theatre Perth, Perth Western Australia
Albany Entertainment Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre.
Alice Lee Holland - Artistic Director & choreographer
Adam Wheeler - choreographer
Tyrone Robinson - choreographer
Nel Simpson - aerial choreographer
STEPS Youth Dance Company major season dancers, 2010
Sascha Budimski - sound design
Holly Boyton - costumes
Andrew Lake - lighting
David Barr & Lizzie Delfs - set design
Commissioning Company STEPS Youth Dance Company Perth, Western Australia