Happy As Larry
Tue 4 & Wed 5 Oct 2011 7.30pm
Theatre: £16 (£14), £19 (£17), £22 (£20), Under 26s £12 (+ booking fee)
Dance company / producer: Dance Touring Partnership
Choreographer: Shaun Parker & Company
What makes us happy? Happy as Larry is a funny, playful and poignant new dance show, which investigates the elusive nature of human happiness. Created by award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker, this powerful performance combines an intoxicating mix of ballet, break-dance, roller-skating and highly physical contemporary dance.
The cast of characters is developed from the Enneagram, a psychological system that maps nine personality types: the Perfectionist; the Giver; the Performer; the Tragic Romantic; the Observer; the Devil’s Advocate; the Optimist; the Boss; and the Mediator – all rich inspiration for Shaun Parker’s insightful creativity. Set to a vibrant electro/acoustic score, the performers bring fun and danger to the fore in this innovative and moving dance work.
‘Happy as Larry is brilliantly choreographed, flawlessly and joyously performed, and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. I literally sat on the edge of my seat.’ Australian Stage
‘It’s smiles all round – on stage and in the audience. You have to welcome a dance piece about happiness…delightful.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘Shaun Parker’s ‘dance’ hit is so cutting edge it actually wanders off the edge of any single-word definition… Parker is a genius.’ The Daily Telegraph
Running Time: 1hr 20 mins (no interval)
Choreographer Shaun Parker talks about the music and set in his show Happy as Larry
Audience Reactions to Happy as Larry
Choreographer Shaun Parker talks about his show Happy as Larry
Dates & Times
|Tue 4 Oct||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Wed 5 Oct||Theatre||7:30pm|
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.