Genesis - Season One 2015
The birth of The Dream & Genesis!
9 years ago I moved from Perth to Sydney to start my journey in the world of dance and choreography. Moving to Sydney and being surrounded by Australia’s top dancers over the years has inspired me to always push boundaries and create new challenges for myself as an artist. The Dream Dance Company journey began after years of producing, directing and choreographing many major works around Australia.
My first project directing and producing a live dance stage show was in 2012 “Tannos + Choice” which was a huge sold out success in Sydney. This started something fresh and new in Australian commercial dance and also showcased emerging young dancers and choreographers. Over the years as my career evolved in to different phases working both nationally and internationally, I found there was still a gap in live dance works in Australia.
There is a voice of dancers in this country that needs to be heard and performed for to a live audience. I was commissioned in 2014 to put together a Dream team performance at the Australian dance festival, which showcased and put together the top dancers and choreographers in this country, this is how the concept of the dream was born. After being on stage and witnessing the response from the audience I knew this was my calling to put something out there that can inspire and present dance in a whole new light within this industry.
The Dream Dance Company is a commercial dance company which will bring together the top dancers in our industry while fusing together styles that will redefine the art of dance on stage. Dance has evolved so much over the years as contemporary dance is constantly changing and growing, that we need to make a change and keep up with the evolution of dance. We need to inspire our audience and get them back into the theatre to watch dance that will push, challenge, motivate and educate the future generations. I truly believe Australia has the greatest dance artists and I personally feel the need and want to showcase the talent we have in our own backyard.
“Genesis” is our first premiere production of the company. This marks the beginning of what is the first commercial dance company in this country.
This production is a collaboration with Stephen Tannos, a choreographer who is making such a positive difference within dance in this industry. His unique style and passion makes this collaboration very original. Our main goal together is to redefine peoples expectations of dance and keep pushing boundaries and moving the lines that are set out in the dance world. The motivation behind this production is to push the audiences limits and make people think emotionally as the dancers move through the music. “Genesis” will challenge our audience members and will take them on a journey, which will move them emotionally through the world we live in.
We as dancers are a different breed of human beings, we are showing the creation of movement blended with the passion and heart that is alive in each of our incredible dancers.
I personally want to thank everyone for your support on this new endeavour. This is the beginning of something really special that can only exist with the support of our audience and peers. We are thankful you are part of our Dream family and we cannot wait for years to come where we will all look back and remember being here from the beginning.
This season of “Genesis” I would like to dedicate to all of the people in my life who have believed in me and my vision from the beginning.
I believe we can all make a difference if you truly believe to Dream.
GENESIS 2015 CAST
CO - DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
CO - DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
FRACE LUKE MERCADO