Playlist is Beyonce meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. Directed by Karen Therese and featuring five extraordinary performers from Western Sydney, Playlist is full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies that’ll make audiences laugh, cry and wanna dance – whilst simultaneously, like all of PYT’s work (Jump First, Ask Later), bringing to the fore critical issues of our times.
PYT Fairfield is led by Karen Therese, an artist of singular dedication and strength of vision. In recent years, Therese has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in Australian culture
PYT | Fairfield presents a powerful new dance theatre work exploring the state of feminism through pop culture and music. Playlist is Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies. It’s a pop culture call to action, about the critical issues of our times.
Who is going to shape the future for women in Australia? Living in the #MeToo world, Playlist explores the experiences, ideas and power of young women. It promises to be an adrenaline rush of a show, bringing together the diverse skills of the performers, street dance forms and pop songs to offer an unconventional dance theatre experience. Under the direction of the acclaimed Karen Therese, the multi art-form work is choreographed by dancer and choreographer Larissa McGowan, lighting by Verity Hampson with set design by award-winning visual artist Zanny Begg and sound by Gail Priest and Berlin-based sound architect Jasmine Guffond.
The extraordinary all-female identifying cast collectively represent a unique and powerful cross section of contemporary Australia, featuring; Ebube Uba - a Nigerian-Australian actor and dancer, Neda Taha - a Tongan-Iraqi Australian hip hop dancer in Sydney’s underground club scene, May Tran - Vietnamese-Australian slam poet, Tasha O'Brien - comedic actor, and Croatian Australian emerging pop star Mara Knezevic.
The genre-defying work explores contemporary issues through the concept of a music playlist, showcasing how we find our identity in music, and how pop music shapes our cultural and social worlds. With musical styles ranging from Solange to Fleetwood Mac, to Rihanna and George Michael, there’s something for all audiences to relate and respond to.
It is an adrenaline rush of a show not to be missed!
PYT Fairfield is an award winning company with a reputation for making brave and transformative work, impacting and inspiring audiences and artists across Australia. We do this by creating innovative performance and social artistic experiences. Our work is inspired by our local community and engages with concepts of cultural diversity.
Director Karen Therese
Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Designer Zanny Begg
Co-Sound Designers Jasmine Guffond & Gail Priest
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Dramaturg Kate Armstrong–Smith
Associate Artist Koco Carey
Performers Ebube Uba, May Tran, Tasha O’Brien, Mara Knezevic & Neda Taha
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