Supported by Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
With Riptide Contemporary Performance Group
Creative Producer Helen Duncan
Mentoring Director Sarah Giles
Mentoring Writer Suzie Miller
Mentoring Choreographer Helen Duncan
Associate Director Scarlette Yakovina
Associate Choreographer Rebecca Boddy
“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand, your sons and your daughters are beyond your command.”
— Bob Dylan
Mandurah, a sleepy seaside town or a mass of teen angst? Which cliché fits……or is there a different point of view?
Do we know as much as we think we do about growing into adulthoodhere?
My.Selfie invites us to venture a little into the private worlds of our young with honesty and humour.
Riptide applied to the Australia Council for the Arts in 2014 for funding to support the development of My.Selfie and was successful in their proposal to create a new locally driven performance work with mentorship from an outstanding team of interstate artists. The team includes writer Suzie Miller and director Sarah Giles from Sydney and choreographer Helen Duncan from Melbourne.
In December 2015, with the support from the Lesley Couzens Fellowship, members of the company travelled to Melbourne to develop the production with help of these artists. On their return, Riptide showcased their more resolved production at the HubBub Festival 2015 in Mandurah, in association with Fringeworld Perth.
This was achieved with the directorship of Scarlett Yakovina, a former Riptide member.
“Every single individual involved has put so much of themselves in this show. It’s incredibly personal and not just another piece of teen angst. We’ve taken stock of reality and how we feel about it and created an amazing performance that, we feel, needs to be shared with everyone. ”
— Madison Royal, Riptide Member