AM I is a new music theatre and dance collaboration by Australian Director/Choreographer Shaun Parker and Composer Nick Wales.
Time, the near future. Place, where life begins. Seven individuals seek to re-establish a new civilisation, observing the frailties and mishaps of those that have gone before them. Religion meets science in this new world order as society fluctuates between conflict and harmony.
Am I investigates the quintessential notion of 'I'.
Am I my tribe?
Am I my genetic blueprint?
Am I a random cosmological consequence?
Integrating live music, theatre, voice and dance, AM I features 14 musicians, singers and dancers including international guest artist Shantala Shivalingappa as the otherworldy narrator and protagonist. Nick Wales' new music and cult like singing collide to create a gut wrenching sound scape that drives the highly physical action on stage.
Shaun Parker has researched the fundamental principles of Anthropology, Biology and Cosmology and offers a beautifully crafted and powerful storyboard that embodies the creation of the universe and the exploration of genetic identity; from the Big Bang Theory, to the creation of life, to the evolution of species’ to the formation of consciousness, deities, spirituality and societies.
How does the individual configure within our modern-day digitised global tribe?