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Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre

"There was a strange sense that we could be anywhere, at any time..."

Five people at a time are invited in to a caravan, sit back, eat a biscuit, two people, one small space and time on the road. Set and performed in a 1978 caravan this Life in Miniature is every family roadtrip, every rainy day stuck inside. Exploring intimacy, playfulness and tension, the space becomes an incubator. The audience is a visitor inside the work, feeling every bump and jolt as each moment, action, glance is put under the microscope.

Created/performed: Serena Chalker and Quindell Orton

Sound design: Tristen Parr

Dramaturgy: Robyn Torney

Performance History:

March 2013 Adelaide Fringe (SA)

August 2012 MoveMe Festival/City of Perth Winter Arts Season, Perth (WA)

June 2012 reimagined for Nomadic Village (UK)

Jan-Feb 2012 Fringe World, Perth (WA, premiere);


WINNER 2013 Adelaide Fringe Best Dance Award

Nominee 2013 West Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

Finalist 2012 Fringe World Martin Sims Award for Most Outstanding New WA Production

Finalist 2012 Fringe World Award for Emerging Artist

Finalist 2012 Fringe World Spirit of the Fringe Award

Finalist 2012 Fringe World Best Dance Award

Press Excerpts:

"...completely absorbing" (Perth Now, Feb 2012)

"'you had to be there' resonates with full force" (Artshub, Feb 2012)

"Contemplating a trip in the caravan? It comes highly recommended" (The West Australian, Feb 2012)

"...they performed with considerable athleticism and panache" (Artshub, Aug 2012)

"Good things come in small packages" (The Advertiser, Feb 2013)

"a really intoxicating... and quirky performance" (Festival Freak, Mar 2013)

Funding Partners

The Department of Culture and the Arts, Ars Musica Australis, Pozible, ChrissieParrottArts

Life in Miniature: Welcome
Life in Miniature: Selected Work
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