A JOHNSON/PERRY Production
As the line between amateur and professional blurs, and entertainment and art grow closer together, three performers take to the stage to “show you what they can do”. An investigation of success, failure, and audience expectation in a talent show about who the real losers are.
Run time is approximately 50 minutes.
Choreographer and Director
Sabina Perry is a Toronto-born dancer and choreographer based in Cologne, Germany. After graduating from The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and CODARTS Rotterdam she joined De Meekers company and toured Holland, Germany, and Belgium.Read more + Read less -
Since 2007, Sabina has worked as a freelance artist with choreographers Lucas Jervies (Melbourne), Antony Rizzi/Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Stefan Dreher (Munich), Douglas Bateman/Dansateliers (Rotterdam) and Kalpana Raghuraman/KORZO Productiehuis (The Hague). As a dancer she was nominated for a Green Room Award and Critic Choice Award in Australia. In 2009, she became one of the founding members of the Cologne MD Kollektiv, a unique concept empowering dancers to invite choreographers to create on them over the last 10 years (Prue Lang, Fabrice Mazliah, Georg Reichl, etc). Sabina has been choreographing since 2009, creating work independently in Canada with producing partner Molly Johnson and all over Europe. She is since 2014 a choreographer and specialized movement coach for actors in Schauspiel houses in several houses; Köln, Leipzig, Basel, Munich and Vienna. Since 2019, she is also Lennard Perry’s mom.
Choreographed and Directed by: Sabina Perry
Performed by: Maria Mercedes Flores Mujica, Luke Garwood, Molly Johnson, and Sabina Perry
Filmed and Edited by: Michael Maurissens
Original Music and Sound Design by: A. Glacier
Lighting Design by: Dietrich Schuckließ
Aries Beats | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVz37WOEw1mPyIpx8xPHBmg
Morning Dance | www.hooksounds.com
Additional Filming by: Francesca Chudnoff
w/ Production Assistance by: Jeremy Mimnagh
This one and only live performance of TALENT/SHOW was recorded on September 13, 2019 at TanzFaktur in Cologne, Germany.
TALENT/SHOW has been made possible with the generous support of:
The Toronto Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
Zentrum für Austausch und Innovation Köln
Quartier am Hafen
This work was developed in part and is being virtually presented in Tkaronto on the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit – we are grateful for this privilege.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR INIMITABLE, INDOMITABLE, and VERY TALENTED TEAM!!!
Laurence Lemieux + the gang at The Citadel
And all the other humans who have supported, contributed to, and shown up for this work in a multitude of ways.