WHAT IS THE TELLTALE TAIL?
Three long-tailed, big-eared creatures have invented different ways to hide their true identities: some of these are clever, some cunning, some plain daft. They meet, they size each other up; they jostle to be top dog; they learn all about each other. Their playful fantasy will unfold through scenes of affection, rejection, inventive silliness, and reconciliation. The creatures will discover that they are really not so different. But will they accept one another...? Will they accept themselves...? Who will get the pizza...?
A new humourous dance/physical theatre work for children and families by Scottish-based choreographer Sally Owen. The show combines dance, animation, clowning and music, and wonders: Who are we? How do we see ourselves? How do we think that other people see us?
WHO IS INVOLVED
Sally Owen (Director/Choreographer/Performer), Michael Popper (Co-Director/Dramaturg), Joan Clevillé, Solène Weinachter (Performers), Graeme Hawkins (Animator),
Chris Benstead (Composer), Emma Jones (Lighting Designer).
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK FROM SHARING IN DUNDEE
"Lucia, who was 7 last week, has just told me that this was the best thing she has ever seen, and she has seen a lot!"
Peter Royston, Dance Development Officer Perth and Kinross Council.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Sally Owen - Director, Choreographer and Performer
Sally's career embraces contemporary dance, physical theatre, devised comedy, and community arts. She has created roles with companies including: Ballet Rambert; Second Stride; The Lindsay Kemp Company; London Mime Theatre; Women's Comedy Workshop; Cryptic Theatre; From Here To Maturity; Fife Performance Ensemble. Sally has choreographed and directed work for Ballet Rambert; Scottish Dance Theatre; Tramway; La Compagnie Renaud-Barrault; Nederlands Dans Theater 2; The Letter J; David Glass Co; National Youth Music Theatre, amongst others. From 2003-2013 she was Assistant Director of Scottish Dance Theatre.
Martin Collins - Producer
Michael Popper - Co-Director/Dramaturg
Michael's choreographic and directorial work has been presented by companies including: Classical Opera Company; Dance Umbrella; Hebrides Ensemble; Icelandic Ballet; Lyceum Edinburgh; Royal National Theatre; Royal Opera; Royal Shakespeare Company; Scottish Dance Theatre; Tanz Forum; Tel Aviv Dance Festival; MDT Istanbul. He has written script and songs for many companies and independent productions.
Joan Clevillé - Performer
Joan is Artistic Director of Joan Clevillé Dance, and Associate Artist of the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. He has worked with companies across Europe, including: Scottish Dance Theatre; Ballet of the Graz Opera; Choreographic Centre of Valencia; Ballet Carmen Roche; Lost Dog; Dog Kennel Hill Project; Skånes Danstheater; Norrdans. His choreographic work has been presented in the UK, Europe and Japan.
Solène Weinachter - Performer
Solène has performed with dance and physical theatre companies across Europe, including: Scottish Dance Theatre; Lost Dog; Gecko Theatre Company; Troubleyn (Jan Fabre); Vera Tussing; Joan Clevillé Dance. Solène and Jer Reid co-founded Collective Endeavour, a music and dance group based in Glasgow.
Graeme Hawkins ("Retchy") - Animator
Graeme's work includes feature films (Chomet's Oscar-nominated "The Illusionist"; animation for children's productions (Scottish Dance Theatre; Royal Opera House; Polka Theatre; Norwich Puppet Theatre; smallpetitklein); online short films (TED-Ed, The Edge Picture Company); music videos (Esperi, The Dead Man's Waltz); live projection and VJ-ing, graphic design, as well as his own films, music videos and experimental projects.
Chris Benstead - Composer
Chris works in the fields of dance and theatre. He has composed for large and small-scale dance and theatre companies, youth and community groups, radio, television and film in the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Far East, and Africa. He teaches courses for dancers and musicians, has produced and released a series of CDs for dance teachers, and is one of the UK's most distinguished dance class accompanists.
Emma Jones - Lighting Designer
Emma has been Technical Manager for Scottish Dance Theatre since 2006. Her lighting credits include multiple works for Scottish Dance Theatre, as well as Dundee Rep Theatre, Derby Theatre, Caroline Bowditch, Hiccup Theatre, smallpetitklein, Underhand Dance, and PuckoCompany.