We acknowledge and pay respect to all the First Nations people and Traditional Custodians on whose lands we work on. We recognise the importance of their cultures, their wisdom, and their creativity.

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Company Manifesto

As an ensemble, we:
 

1. Strive to support long-term artistic development and ensemble growth.

Our ensemble is built around a core activity of actor training which offers:
 

- a chance to develop and deepen a shared language as a group.
 

- stability, consistency and confidence for artists in their developing practice.
 

- space for artists to challenge limits and push expressive capabilities of body and voice beyond the everyday into a highly imaginative and fantastical space.

 

2. Explore alternative ways of supporting a sustainable arts practice.

In response to our need for independence, flexibility and freedom of our creativity, time and finances in a challenging arts environment, we:
 

- Value quality over quantity: Limit the number of projects focused on and give new works a longer, slow-burn time frame for creative development.
 

- Experiment with a developing repertoire: Avoid putting ourselves under constant time and financial pressures by always starting projects from scratch. Use repetition as a tool to interrogate how works grow and change over time.
 

- Work with a budget and aesthetic that reflects our performer-focused mission: Be realistic about our financial means as an independent company. Explore how such restrictions breed creativity.

 
3. Offer a high energy, rigorous, playful and stylised performance aesthetic. 


We are devoted to refining our expressionistic, atmospheric and non-naturalistic style of performance.