A unique multi-discipline project, bringing together the worlds of live jazz, ballet and illustration. Inspired by the Japanese animated film ‘Wolf Children’. In association with Birmingham Royal Ballet and THSH – Jazzlines. Supported by Arts Council England. Premiered: Birmingham Hippodrome, April 2016
Composition: David Austin Grey
Choreography: Kit Holder
Illustration: Nicholas Robertson
Here’s a little snippet about the project!
‘A new narrative dance production featuring an original jazz score played live by the band Hansu-Tori and live illustration alongside new original choreography.’
Drawing inspiration from the 2013 cult anime film Wolf Children (Dir. Mamoru Hosoda), Wolves Are People Too will follow the paths of two half-wolf, half-human children as they mature into society. This unique production is propelled by a collaborative trio of expressive mediums, created by three of Birmingham’s most exciting emerging artists.
This production is supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Town Hall & Symphony Hall – Jazzlines and Stoney Lane Records.
An exciting new production, propelled by this dynamic combination of creative contemporary art forms.
David Austin Grey: Composition/Piano/Keyboards/Synths/Co-Producer
Kit Holder: Choreography/Co-Producer
Nick Robertson: Illustration
Chris Young: Alto Saxophone
Lluis Mather: Tenor Saxophone/Flute
Eliza Shaddad: Voice
Nick Jurd: Double Bass/Electric Bass
Euan Palmer: Drum Kit
Ruth Brill: Dancer
Lewis Turner: Dancer
Laura Day: Dancer
Max Maslen: Dancer
Lachlan Monaghan: Dancer
More on this project here!