Waves (Wave) – An Showcase of works in development by Forest Collective! 

Dive into a world of mesmerising artistic innovation and creative brilliance at Waves (Wave), the showing of captivating new works in development by Forest Collective. Join us for an unforgettable evening of multidisciplinary artistry that will leave you breathless, inspired, and yearning for more.

Be among the first to experience a sneak peek of poet Nicole Butcher and composer Evan J Lawson’s upcoming music-theatre piece, The Sea. Feel the ebb and flow of emotions as Lawson’s evocative music transports you to the heart of the ocean’s mysteries. There in the deep stories of power, lust and love collide. Let the waves of imagination wash over you as you witness a captivating preview of this groundbreaking work.

Witness the future of dance unfold with exclusive extracts from the dynamic minds of choreographer’s Jesse Matthews and Ashley Dougan. Their innovative choreography will push the boundaries of movement, taking you on an exhilarating journey through new realms of expression. Prepare to be mesmerized by the seamless fusion of grace and strength.

Forest Collective’s music will weave a sonic tapestry that transcends genres and defies expectations. Experience a symphony of sound as the talented team delivers musical highlights that will resonate deep within your soul.
Presented at at the iconic La Mama Theatre, known for nurturing emerging artistic voices, will provide the perfect backdrop for Waves (Wave), an exploration of the art of tomorrow.

“Forest Collective is doing important things. The musicians appear committed to presenting diverse works and under Evan’s leadership, it feels like no composition, style, or concept is off-limits. Forest Collective make contemporary music sound, look, and feel exciting. The musicians are right on the pulse, and offer audiences a diverse and thoughtfully curated experience.”— Anni Kalco, July, 2018 CutCommon

“…Forest Collective constantly challenges audiences to reconsider not only what chamber music can be, but also what the very essence of music can be. They’ve taken bold steps doing that this year and here’s hoping they continue playing all the right notes.”— Myron My, November, 2018

Content Warnings: Haze

Music Composition & Direction: Evan J Lawson

Costumes: Jane Noonan

Choreographer: Ashley Dougan & Jesse Matthews

Performed by Trea Hindley, Ryan Lynch, Rosanne Hunt, Zela Papageorgiou, Kim Tan, Ryan Williams, Jesse Matthews, Ashley Dougan, Evan J Lawson

Image by Kate Baker

Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.