We can all relate the chaos of living in a share house, the division of chores, lack of personal space, mess and questionable culinary skills, so Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre’s production Share House was totally relatable to this reviewer and most of their audience.
On arrival at the Fortitude Valley venue two whiteboards sit in the entrance, one with the share house job list and the other for the shopping list, for us to add to, and on stage a familiar looking lounge room could do with a good tidy – the scene is set.
Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre is a not for profit organisation based in Northern Rivers, NSW, offering integrated dance and physical theatre training and workshops for persons with disability.
Share House was developed by the dancers, under the mentorship of Michael Hennessy and Kate McDowell. Each performer had a solo opportunity to show their skill and the ensemble work, while missing some precision, demonstrated their passion. This was especially so when Sinead Skorka Brennan danced, her smile truly lit up the stage.
Tara Coughlan demonstrated her professionalism when, during her first dance solo, the music stopped, and she continued to dance, completely unphased by the interruption, and her choreography also impressed.
The highlight of the show, however, was the dance battle between Max McAuley and Ché Pritchard to Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off.
Share House is being performed at the Holy Trinity Church Hall, 141 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley until 12 May.
Review of the 11 May performance by Fiona G Davy