An Intimate Journey into Rediscovering YourSELF
Michael Ralph in association with Hucklebuck Productions and Melbourne Fringe are pleased to present the world premiere of Michael Ralph’s ground-breaking dance theatre production SELF at Chapel off Chapel for a limited run, commencing September 21st.
SELF is a thought-provoking journey into the psyche of an artist and the human condition, expressed through choreography and original music composed exclusively for this new dance theatre production. As artists in this fast- paced and modern world, we lose ourselves in our work and life and can often struggle to cope with the pressures and expectations involved. SELF explores this through one man’s journey to find his true self.
A melting pot of cutting edge artists, SELF sees the collaboration of three of Australia’s most outstanding young theatre and musical talents. Director and choreographer, Michael Ralph (Dusty, Georgy Girl, Loving Repeating) is one of the country’s rising choreographers who is sought after for his dynamic, unique style and fresh take on storytelling-through-dance. Jack Earle’s (The Jack Earle Big Band) original modern-jazz-inspired score will be performed by a live 7-piece orchestra. Dancer and musical theatre star Rohan Browne (Singin’ in the Rain, Strictly Ballroom) will take on the leading role of “The Artist” supported by an ensemble of six incredible dancers.
A portion of the show’s profits will go to performing arts mental health advocates Entertainment Assist.
Michael Ralph said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing my third pure-dance creation SELF to the stage after the previous success of my shows Hollywood Honky-Tonk (2014) and Now & Then (2013). I believe in creating original dance theatre that is both accessible and thought-provoking, which is exactly what this production will be and I can’t wait to share it with audiences. The piece is very personal and explores what it’s like to be an artist and an adult in modern times. With the genius of Jack Earle bringing live music to the piece, and the exceptional talent of Rohan Browne leading an ensemble of Australia’s finest theatre dancers, I know this show will be a truly special event.”
Prepare to challenge yourSELF.
Presented by Michael Ralph and Hucklebuck Productions as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Directed by Michael Ralph
Music by Jack Earle
With Rohan Browne
Venue: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran, VIC 3181
Date: Thursday 21st September – Sunday 1st October
Times: Monday-Saturday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday Matinee 2pm, Sunday Night 6pm
Performance Time: 60 minutes (no interval)
Price: $39 – $49