St George’s Dance and Theatre celebrate the tremendous success of their first three years with a catchy new name that matches their momentum and energy, Saint G. Theatre.
Since their inception in 2016, Saint G. Theatre have produced, presented and commissioned more than 30 productions and community events, worked with more than 200 artists and hosted over 9,600 audience members.
Saint G. Theatre Artistic Director, Jay Emmanuel says this success demonstrates a clear need for the work they are doing, both as an artistic organisation and as a cultural hub. After a relatively quiet 2018, Saint G. Theatre is ready to be loud and clear in 2019.
“We’re stepping up our game,” Emmanuel said. “We’re a hard-working production company that works without any government funding and we have survived and thrived largely thanks to the love and support from our audiences – we’re very thankful to them.”
With many exciting new collaborations in the works, including the incorporation of music as part of their program, big things are planned for Saint G. Theatre in 2019. Perth Festival Writers Week, Perth Festival, Fringe World, The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance alongside independent artists and companies such as Kinetica Circus and Tara Tiba will all be featured.
“For Saint G. Theatre, collaboration and diversity are at the heart of what we do and we plan to keep nurturing a diverse range of WA companies and talent,” Emmanuel said.
The Artistic Director is deeply interested in migrant stories and as such, will be presenting Michaela Burger’s new show, A Migrant’s Son. A story that celebrates Australia’s identity as a
migrant nation, it is an ode to first-generation Greek migrants that was critically acclaimed at the
Adelaide Cabaret Festival – performed by one of the best cabaret performers in the country.
After a sold-out run in 2018 and back by popular demand, the sublime Syncope by Kinetica Circus will again see acrobats suspended from silks, eight metres in the air on a bespoke aerial structure against the stunning backdrop of the cathedral during this year’s Fringe World.
Fringe favourite, Valentine’s Cabaret, will also be back at Saint G. Theatre as part of Fringe World 2019 to delight lovers and dreamers alike with a sultry selection of songs, featuring a new line-up of acrobats, musicians and comedians, all hosted by the charismatic WA jazz vocalist, Catherine Summers.
Jay Emmanuel’s enthusiasm and drive are reflective of the young and wild energy of the theatre and the new name is set to propel Saint G. Theatre to new heights, in what promises to be a busy year ahead.
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