KAYA [Hello] 

"It is a deeply felt, passionate work that feels both hard-won and joyous. Kaya is a study in contrasts, an examination of the diverse life experiences that comprise modern Australia."  

The West Australian     17 Oct 2016     REVIEW VARNYA BROMILOW

Credits

Cast: Flouer Alder, Mel Eades, Kate Harman, Amrita Hepi, Tao Issaro, Trevor Jamieson, Kelton Pell, Isha Sharvani, Michael Smith, Tobias Wolinski, Ian Wilkes (Bunbury)

Director: Mark Howett

Company Dramaturg : Phil Thomson

Choreography: Cast, creatives, Ian Wilkes, Lynette Narkle and Gail Yorkshire

Production Managers: Chloe Ogilvie and Susan “Fenty” Studham

Project Administrator: Adam Bennett

Designers: Matt McVeigh and Raquel Duarte

Road crew: Nathan Fry & Eduard Duncan

Publicist: Tracey Routledge

Interns : Alicia Gould and Cameron Lansdown-Goodman

 Photo:John Green

Photo:John Green

"No wonder then that the audience gave Kaya one of the loudest and warmest ovations I’ve heard in years. Contemporary dance has long been saddled with an unfair perception of excessive seriousness or pretension — Kaya is the perfect antidote for this." 

The West Australian     17 Oct 2016     REVIEW VARNYA BROMILOW

 Photo: John Green

Photo: John Green

Cultures fuse and create a hybrid of Indigenous, Indian and contemporary dance in the enthralling new work by OCHRE Contemporary Dance Company called KAYA [Hello].        

Perth Arts Live    14.10.2016    Review by Cicely Binford

  Photo: John Green

Photo: John Green

"A narrative isn’t the only important aspect here – what also counts is your sensory experience, and the impressions the production makes on your heart and mind. The ensemble is unbeatable, with dancers from a wide range of performance backgrounds." 

Perth Arts Live    14.10.2016    Review by Cicely Binford

 Photo: TAJ KEMPE

Photo: TAJ KEMPE

"OCHRE Contemporary Dance has begun an exciting new chapter under Mark Howett’s direction, and if KAYA is an indication of what’s to come, we can look forward to challenging, thought-provoking, inspiring works drawn from WA stories and culture."

 Perth Arts Live    14.10.2016    Review by Cicely Binford

A news report on the production and the process

 Tjuantjuanjarra Workshops with Toa Issaro                                                                                                                                              Photo: Mark Howett

Tjuantjuanjarra Workshops with Toa Issaro                                                                                                                                              Photo: Mark Howett

Kalgoorlie Workshops

 Photo: Mark Howett

Photo: Mark Howett