To say it has been a massive 12 months is a slight understatement. It was a pretty exciting year for our company as we saw many conversations which started a few years prior finally come to fruition. Creating new productions is definitely a test to one’s patience so we’re thrilled looking back on the outcomes of the past year.
To kick things off on a high, we were proud to be at the Helpmann Awards after Sven Ratzke’s inspired and critically acclaimed show STARMAN was nominated for a Bobby. A few weeks later we found ourselves in Scotland to relish in the not so sunny summer Edinburgh had on offer. There we scoped out productions in the Edinburgh Fringe and Edinburgh Arts Festival. Zac again directed and produced the Made in Adelaide showcases for Arts SA at Edinburgh Fringe Festival to resounding accolades.
We then had the pleasure of spending a week working with one of our dear colleagues, Charly Zastrau on a creative development in Amsterdam for a new chamber opera. We worked with a number of poets from all over the world to get our creative juices flowing on this work which is still under development. Charly and Ruth spent a few more days together in Helsinki making music and sharing ideas and filmed this beautiful aria, Hypnogogia composed by Charly set to the incomparable Tyler Knott Gregson’s text.