Happy as Larry
Shaun Parker and CompanyPresented in Season 1 2011
Presented by Arts House and Shaun Parker and Company
7.30pm, Tues 22 Mar
2pm, Wed 23 Mar
7.30pm, Wed 23 Mar
$30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Contains brief nudity, mild haze effects
Happy as Larry is a dynamic, playful and beautifully layered new dance work which investigates the elusive nature of human happiness.
Created by award-winning choreographer Shaun Parker, this powerful performance combines an intoxicating, free-flowing mix of ballet, break-dance and highly physical contemporary dance. Accentuated by a vibrant electro/acoustic score, the performers bring fun and danger to the fore in this innovative and moving dance work.
Happy as Larry fuses gritty urban realism with jaw-dropping performances to create an uplifting exploration of the human condition. Following national and international tours, Parker has developed a reputation for choreography which combines a “fat dose of funny” with a visionary dance aesthetic.
Nick Wales, Bree Van Reyk
Matt Cornell, Dean Cross, Ghenoa Gela, Joshua Mu, Marnie Palomares,Jana Castillo, Miranda Wheen, Joshua Thomson, Lee Wilson
Supported by – Happy as Larry has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Brisbane Festival and Adelaide Festival.
Image by – Branco Gacia