Kairos – FORM Dance Initiatives

Sydney Pageant presents
Meryl Tankard
FORM Dance Initiatives I World Premiere

In historic Greek, Kairos is “the appropriate or opportune second for doing, a second that can’t be scheduled.” That second is now for director Meryl Tankard AO, composer Elena Kats-Chernin AO and visible artist Regis Lansac OAM, who’ve created  a vibrant new dance work responding to those unsure and difficult occasions.

Commissioned and produced by FORM Dance Initiatives and created by three world-renowned Australian artists and very long time collaborators, with the following era of dance makers, this Sydney Pageant world premiere will embody an enormous lexicon of human expertise and human motion: the darkish and difficult; the ugly and exquisite; the humorous and joyful.

“Tankard’s reward for digging deeper into fundamental instincts… uncooked physicality colors the choreographer.
(The New York Occasions)

Route, Choreography: Meryl Tankard
Composer, Pianist: Elena Kats-Chernin
Video Design and Pictures: Régis Lansac
Assistant Director: Kate Dunn
Efficiency and Choreography:  Lillian Fearn, Cloé Fournier, Taiga Kita-Leong, Jasmin Luna, Julie Ann Minaai, Thuba Ndibali
Youngster: Izabelle Kharaman
Costume Design: Melanie Liertz, Sam St. Aubyn
Costume Assistants: Nicole Artsetos, Eloise Cochrane
Set Design: Mason Browne
Affiliate Set Design: Benedict Janeczko-Taylor
Sound Design: Bob Scott
Lighting Design: Verity Hampson
Affiliate Video Design: Morgan Moroney
Manufacturing Supervisor: Mark Haslam
Stage Supervisor: Frankie Clarke
Inventive Growth
Efficiency and Choreography: Cloé Fournier, Taiga Kita-Leong, Jasmin Luna, Thuba Ndibali, Katina Olsen
Cultural Heritage Guide: Maxwell Dillon (Kombumerri)

Govt Producer: Annette McLernon
Manufacturing Co-Ordinator: Naomi Hibberd
Enterprise Supervisor: Sally Ebert
Manufacturing Intern: Joshua Sherwood
Program Supervisor: Agnès Michelet

Tankard is the humanist of our choreographers and one of the ingenious.”
The Age, Melbourne (on Meryl Tankard)

FORM Dance Initiatives wish to thank and acknowledge mission funding and help from Restart Funding to Maintain and Broaden (RISE) Fund—an Australian Authorities initiative, Create NSW, The Packer Household Basis, Sydney Dance Firm and Riverside Theatres.

19 – 21 JANUARY 2023
Roughly 60 minutes

A Reserve Full Value – $59
A Reserve Concession – $53
Beneath 30 – $39
+ reserving price
Carriageworks- Bay 20
245 Wilson Avenue, Eveleigh NSW 2015


Picture Credit:
Kairos, Thuba Ndibali, Picture: Régis Lansac
Homage to Jack Mitchell from Alvin Ailey’s “Hermit Songs”

Kairos, Cloé Fournier, Picture: Régis Lansac

Kairos Inventive Growth, Taiga Kita Leong, Picture: Régis Lansac

Supply photographs in video projections by Régis Lansac
Sidney Nolan,Head, 1983, spray paint on canvas. Bundanon Assortment, Sidney Nolan Belief.
© The Sidney Nolan Belief. All rights reserved. DACS/Copyright Company, 2022