"Jacqui Claus' performance is a tour de force. Such was the spell cast by Standing Bird 2's solo performer and co-creator that I barely shifted in my seat for the hour of the performance."

Nina Levy | The West Australian

Standing Bird 2

Sally Richardson


From the team that bought you Standing Bird comes a fresh re-visioning of this dynamic collaboration between some of WA’s most experienced independent artists.

In a bravura solo performance by Jacqui Claus, one of WA’s most exciting and powerful dancers, Standing Bird 2 is a personal odyssey that spirals the audience into an experience of fear, submersion, and transformation. This work is immersive, exploiting a range of spaces to create an ever shifting point of view to this intimate and sensual performance experience. 


Finalist – Best Performance/Best Production/Judges Choice Awards – 2013 Blue Room Theatre Awards
Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer  (Standing Bird) – 2013 WA Dance Awards
Nominee – Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer  (Standing Bird) – Dance Australia Critics Choice 2012
Finalist – Best Emerging Artist – FringeWorld Awards 2012
Finalist – Best Dance Work (Standing Bird) – FringeWorld Awards 2012
Nominee  – Most outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer – 2013 Australian Dance Awards


“Claus can disarm any audience.. You watch and weep at her strength and prowess. Standing Bird 2 is unforgettable…”
Rita Clarke – The Australian

“A breathtaking display of graceful strength and sinuous stamina, Standing Bird Two is a leap toward self-discovery.. its sheer physicality and clear presentation make this a performance that should be accessible and enjoyable to a broad audience.”
Nerida Dickenson- Arts Hub

“…exciting, genre-defying, exquisitely performed..”
Humphrey Bower- Crickey.com


| The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge, WA



Jacqui Claus Performer
On graduating from WAAPA in 2005 Jacqui began performing in the UK for Neville Campbell and Densemble Contemporary Dance Company. Since her return to Perth in 2008 she has worked with Buzz Dance Theatre, Strut Dance and as mentor to Link Dance Company. Jacqui has also worked with a range of independent choreographers including Danielle Micich, Brooke Leeder, Alice Lee Holland and Chrissie Parrott. In 2009 Jacqui performed Chrissie Parrott’s Cyg.net for the Strut Short Cuts season earning her the title of ‘Most Outstanding Dancer and Dancer to Watch’ in the Dance Australia Critics Choice Survey. In 2010 Jacqui was the winner of the West Australian Dance Award for Emerging Artist.




Producer Contact:

Fiona de Garis
+618 9200 6213


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