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SEA Productions We believe it is our role to foster in young people a desire to explore, discover, invent and learn different ways of performing and provide opportunities for them to do so. 

Updated: May 7

Emerge with us from the verdant cold of winter for a delightful and intimate evening at Coco’s Cabaret. You will be hosted to a night of performances, from song, dance and circus, by artists rising in their journey on stage.

Coco's Cabaret consisted of 14 acts showcasing various forms of circus, aerials, dance, and clowning. SEA's space was transformed into Coco's Cabaret for an intimate evening full of laughs and intrigue, with an intermission break for the Albany Agricultural Show fireworks. Performance levels ranged from first-time performers entering the stage for the first time to skilled professionals.

Director's Note - Jackson Burrell

The excitement, nerves and endless possibilities that come bursting out of the seams during the process of creating a show have been a fantastic thing, but the truly special part has been the journey of experimenting alongside each performer to bring to life, throw out, refine and share wild and creative ideas on the stage. The set design, the lighting, the sound and the production have met the performers and their acts to weave into existence this generous and rich world that we have invited you in to be a part of.

It is a special thing to put something on stage, it is a special thing to create a stage and an experience such as this one, and it is a special thing to be able to join us in this sharing and take in all of its wonders, so please enjoy and hold close any and all of the feelings that tonight may bring up.

Creative Team

Director: Jackson Burrell

Producer: Megan Turpin

Lighting & Sound: Luke Simpson & Flynn Huntley (Plantagenet Production Services)

Set Design: Kelly Fregon

Set Construction: Kore Ford, Megan Turpin, Jackson Burrell & Cassy Turner

Poster Design: Chelsea Ceicela

Front of House: Kore Ford

Updated: May 7

Interwoven was a boundary-pushing contemporary aerial performance that wove together athleticism and art, friendship and fabric, movement and music. SEA's Youth Performance Troupe blended impressive aerial skills with contemporary elements of dance, movement and sound composed especially for this abstract show.

Three silks, thirteen friends and one unique performance of aerial arts.

Director's Note - Cassy Turner

The creative journey of ‘Interwoven’ has been unlike anything SEA has accomplished before. This project already holds a very special place in my heart. Interwoven has been a 6 month long collaborative process delving into the world of contemporary circus. Drawing inspiration from modern Australian circus, SEA’s Performance Troupe have pushed the boundaries of what they know in the world of aerial arts, innovating and creating this bold new work. Venturing beyond the classic big trick, “ta-da” approach, we explored new ways to lift each other, both physically and metaphorically. This progressive approach to aerials proved challenging yet left an unforgettable impression. For me, the most magical moments were the improvised accidents, the beautiful interactions that happened during rehearsals between our cast and crew. It’s been an honour to work alongside this talented group of creatives. I will forever be grateful to the behind the scenes team, in particular Megan who always seems to make my wildest ideas come to life. What you witness now is the culmination of creative endeavours, storytelling and cooperation. The images, movements and motifs of Interwoven remind audiences of the intricate connections between us. Now I invite you to immerse yourself into the mesmerising world of Interwoven.

Composer's Note - Campbell Creswick

After working on pantomime, I was excited for the opportunity to compose and create the sound design for this enchanting performance. Each of these musical pieces has been created and tailored, through workshopping, to specific choreography and aerials techniques used by the performers. My initial research included “TheMinimalist” music movement with contemporary composers Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Rileyand Lamont Young being major contributors to the movement. The Techniques include repetition,arpeggios, phasing, warping, reversal (Tape Splicing) with inspiration and simplicity from Indonesian Gamelan Music.

Creative Team

Director: Cassy Turner

Collaborators: Yazmin Ryan, Jackson Burrell & Sharni Bracknell

Lighting: Luke Simpson (Plantagenet Production Services)

Sound Design/Composition: Campbell Creswick

The SEA Team

General Manager: Megan Turpin

Production Assistant: Kore Ford

Special Thanks

Promo Photography: Brian McCahon

Updated: May 7

Kaleidoscope – A Story of Fire and Family

Southern Edge Arts, in collaboration with Kurrah Mia, proudly presented a colourful, kaleidoscopic and moving production of fire, flow arts and storytelling.

We gathered under the peppermint trees in Ellen Cove to watch and listen to the unfolding of a Story of Fire, spoken by Menang man Larry Blight and shown in fire and dance by SEA’s youth troupe and fire performers from across the South West.

This was an evening woven from weeks of creation, collaboration with Kurrah Mia, sound and lighting designers, choreographers, tutors, and fire artists both experienced and emerging.

All were welcome at this free family friendly community event; come and share in an evening of warmth and wonder.

Creative Team

Director: Sharni Bracknell

Collaborators: Cassy Turner & Jackson Burrell

Lighting: Luke Simpson (Plantagenet Production Services)

Sound Design: Matt Bracknell (Echo-Omen)

SEA Performers: Jackson Burrell, Cassy Turner, Jorja Whitehurst, Imogen Taylor, Archie Ryan & Charlotte Neely

Solo Performers: Sharni Bracknell, Christopher Miller, Sarah Healy, Zak Launey & Olly Watkins

Southern Edge Arts

Artistic Director: Anne Sorenson

General Manager: Megan Turpin

Crew: Kore Ford, Yazmin Ryan & Thomas Brooks

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