“It’s smiles all round – on stage and in the audience. You have to welcome a dance piece about happiness…delightful.”
Sydney Morning Herald
What makes you happy?
Happy as Larry is a playful, poignant and uplifting exploration of the human condition and the elusive nature of happiness. Created by award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker, this powerful performance combines an intoxicating mix of ballet, break-dance, roller-skating and pulsating dance, set to a vibrant electro acoustic score by Nick Wales and Bree van Reyk.
The cast of characters is developed from the Enneagram, a psychological system that maps nine personality types: The Perfectionist; The Giver; The Performer; The Tragic Romantic; The Observer; The Devil’s Advocate; The Optimist; The Boss; and The Mediator. Shaun Parker’s choreography combines a fat dose of funny with a visionary dance aesthetic.
Following national and international tours including a sold out season on London’s West End, Happy as Larry makes its way back to the Seymour stage (where it all began, Sydney Festival 2010) for one FINAL week of performances in Australia before it heads back overseas for an extended international tour.
“..brilliantly choreographed, flawlessly and joyously performed, and thoroughly entertaining from start to finish.”
2011 Australian Dance Awards
Nominee Most Outstanding Choreography
NZ Banksy Award Winner
NZ International Arts Festival
FUNDRAISING EVENT: Shaun Parker & Company will be holding a Director’s VIP Fundraising Event on Thursday 12 September at 7:30pm. Be treated to a performance of Happy as Larry followed by a reception on stage and meet Artistic Director and Choreographer Shaun Parker. Proceeds from this event will go toward funding Shaun Parker & Company’s 2014 program, including the development of two major new works.