Sue Peacock Choreographer/ Performer
Sue danced with the Australian Dance Theatre for eight years, performing both in Australia and overseas. She has also performed with Limbs (NZ), 2 Dance (now BUZZ), Helen Herbertson, One Extra Dance Co., Fieldworks Performance Group, Chrissie Parrott, co.loaded and ID339 Dancegroup. Sue has made commissioned works for companies and tertiary institutions across Australia. She is the Artistic Program Manager of STRUT dance, a lecturer at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, has been a board member of Ausdance WA, PICA and a panel member for Asialink. Sue was a 2002/03 Churchill Fellow and in 2004 received a Creative Development Fellowship from ArtsWA. In 2005, Sue was voted Best Female Dancer in the inaugural AusdanceWA Dance Awards and in 2006 was awarded for Services to Dance. Questions Without Notice was nominated in 2009 and won the AusdanceWA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.
Stefan Karlsson Choreographer/ Performer
Stefan has danced with the Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), Tanzforum (Germany), West Australian Ballet and Sydney Dance Company. He was a founding member of the Chrissie Parrott Dance Company and since 1993 has worked as a freelance and guest dancer, actor, teacher and choreographer for Deckchair Theatre Company, Perth Theatre Company, and Australian Dance Theatre among others. Stefan has worked with some of the world’s leading choreographers spanning three decades including: Garry Stewart, Lucy Guerin and Chrissie Parrott in Australia plus Stephen Petronio, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Christopher Bruce, Maurice Bejart and Ohad Naharin. In 1999 he was nominated for Best Performance by a Company with Margrete Helgeby for Loaded at the Ausdance National Awards. He later won the Ausdance WA Award for Special Achievement with Margrete Helgeby for co.loaded’s production of Aqueous at the 2005 Perth International Arts Festival. More recently, he has worked with Sue Peacock on the development of Questions Without Notice, Prologue and Epilogue.
Andrew Lake Designer (Video/ Lighting/ Set)
Working together since 2000, Andrew Lake has developed a longstanding artistic and collaborative relationship with Sue Peacock. Andrew completed an Associate Diploma in Production and Design and a Bachelor in Performing Arts at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. His studies culminated in a thesis exploring three-dimensional relationships between light, space and the body, an attribute that remains the essence of his current design practice. Andrew has designed with Black Swan Theatre Co., Deckchair Theatre, Last Seen Imagining, Skadada, Steamworks Arts Productions, Perth Theatre Co., Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Porkchop Production Co. He has had works tour nationally and internationally. Andrew was a finalist for the 2004 Helpmann Awards and the 2006 Green Room Awards.
Cathie Travers Composer
Cathie Travers has performed with, and composed for, many Australian orchestras and concert artists, appearing live and on albums ranging from avant-garde classical through latin-jazz, rock and assorted world musics. She has also collaborated on many dance-theatre projects and been featured at major Australian arts festivals and concerts in Canada, the USA, the UK, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan. Her current projects include leading a gypsy-tango quartet, a duo fusing karnatic music with tango-electronica, and an experimental music-theatre project. Travers’ musical instruments are accordion, guitar, keyboards, ukulele and laptop computer.