The “Chinese Take Away” film adaptation
by Looking Glass Pictures
is available now online!
I recently had the pleasure and privilege to participate in a creative development on new show “Vertigo” with Compagnie Lumière Fugitive in Vila Nova de Cerveira, northern Portugal. It was inspiring, fun and productive.
GUSH recently returned from presenting MONSTERIA at the RCC during the Adelaide Fringe 2018.
We’re very excited to be awarded a BANKSA Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award for our last week in Adelaide.
Thanks to Helen Clifford, Elyse Fitzpatrick, RCC, and Sugarbag Bees.
I am delighted to announce that GUSH won the 2017 Matilda Award for Best Costume Design for MONSTERIA.
We were also nominated for Best Circus Physical Theatre.
– Photos by Katrina Garvey and Roderick Noendeng –
A new creative project I am part of:
GUSH is a new feminist circus ensemble made up of 4 highly experienced women of circus. We use the repertoire of circus and the theatricality of contemporary performance to explore the way the performing feminine body is read and misread. The circus is unconventional and the performance is daring, ranging from the rebellious to the ridiculous.
Very much looking forward to performing in MONSTERIA with GUSH, Nov 30-Dec 3 during Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival. MONSTERIA is directed by Celia White and the performers are the wonderful Mayu Muto, Bianca Mackail and I.
– Photo by Suzon Fuks –
I am delighted to announce that Slow Boat , an ensemble physical theatre new work based on the story of my father and about 580 Chinese men who were evacuated to Australia during World War 2 from Nauru, sent to Central Australia to mine, and then worked for the US Army in Bulimba, has been funded for a n initial Creative Development period.
The Creative Development Team is:
Writer / Co-Director Anna Yen; Dramaturge / Co-Director Therese Collie; Designer Georgina Greenhill; Musical Director / Performer Nicholas Ng; Performers – Luke Ha, Joel Chia, Julian Wong and Harry Tseng.
This wonderful creative team came together for two weeks of devising and creative development from March 30 – April 10, 2015. I am now writing a new draft of the script based on the discoveries of the creative development.
– photos Suzon Fuks –
SLOW BOAT is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. SLOW BOAT is supported by BEMAC and Flipside Circus.
My huge gratitude to all these organisations for their support in helping SLOW BOAT to set sail! Thank you also to the Bulimba Historical Association for their valuable support
In December 2011, James Cunningham, Suzon Fuks, Skye Nicholls, Jeff Turpin, Anna Yen, created ‘Phoenix Rising’ for the Folkloric Stage at Woodford Folk Festival.
Through Chinese wushu (broadsword, fans) and physical / visual images, Phoenix Rising evokes a woman’s quest for freedom and transformation. Phoenix Rising is inspired by inner journeys reflected in outer physical actions.
How do we come from fear to freedom?
What is the part of courage, humour and travelling companions?
Photos Steve Swayne & Sylvia