Kathryn is a recent Flinders Drama Centre Graduate, completing her degree in 2018. During this time she became part of the ensemble at Restless Dance Theatre, and performed in their show Intimate Space (Adelaide Festival & Bleach* Festival), Creating the Spectacle (Adelaide Film Festival), the Closing Ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018, and is set to be part of their new art gallery installation Seeing Through Darkness (Michelle Ryan). Since graduating Kathryn’s theatre credits include Dido and Aeneas (State Opera of South Australia, Nicholas Cannon), The Kanziss Trials (Adelaide Fringe Festival), Foolz: The Imperturbable Logic of the Fool, (Zabou Breitman, Flinders University), Dino Park (Erth, Melbourne Zoo) Erth’s Dino Zoo (Erth, Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe RCC ), The Dead (FUYP & STCSA), The Wolves (RUMPUS, Elizabeth Hay) and As One (Tiny Bricks, Nescha Jelk)
After moving from Yorketown, Yorke Peninsula, to begin his training at Flinders University Drama Centre in 2015, Alexis has developed a keen interest in physical and devised theatre.
At Flinders, he was fortunate enough to train with Tom Healey, Rosalba Clemente, Roz Hervey, Renato Musolino, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight, James Wardlaw, Nescha Jelk and Genevieve Mooy. In 2016 he undertook a four week intensive training in Pochinko Clowning with Hew Parham, training in Stage Combat with Ruth Fallon, and participated in an artist residency workshop with UK company Frantic Assembly.
Alexis was one of 22 performers in Restless Dance Theatre’s 2017 and 2018 Helpmann Award nominated production Intimate Space as part of the 2017 Adelaide Festival and the 2018 Bleach* Festival in Queensland. He has since been on tour with the company, performing Intimate Space in South Korea at the 2019 Seoul Street Arts Festival. In 2019, he performed in Foolz: The Imperturbable Logic of the Fool, devised and directed by French artist Zabou Breitman in collaboration with Flinders University.
Alexis' credits as a dancer include Creating The Spectacle (Sue Austin & Restless Dance Theatre) as part of the 2018 Adelaide Film festival, and dancing in the opening act of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.
Recently, Alexis was awarded a Helpmann Academy Fellowship, which will support him in undertaking a one-on-one mentorship program with UK artist-academic Jane Arnfield. Alexis is a company dancer at Restless Dance Theatre, allowing him to work and train with practitioners such as Michelle Ryan, Larissa McGowan and Antony Hamilton.
Connor Fogarty - Composer
Connor Fogarty is an emerging composer based in Adelaide, South Australia. He began his composition studies in his hometown of Toowoomba at the University of Southern Queensland and was tutored by Professor Rhoderick McNeill. He graduated from USQ with distinction and was awarded the Creative Arts Faculty Medal. In 2019 he moved to Adelaide to continue his studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music with Professor Graeme Koehne and Professor Charles Bodman Rae. He graduated with first-class honours and is now continuing with postgraduate studies at the Elder Conservatorium, where his research topic involves writing a new concerto for clarinet and wind orchestra.
Connor has had works performed by symphony orchestras, wind orchestras, chamber groups and soloists, and has collaborated with filmmakers, dancers and theatre artists. In 2019 he won the inaugural Adelaide Wind Orchestra Young Composers Competition and two movements of his first string quartet were performed by the Australian String Quartet. He was recently selected to take part in the 2020 Artology Fanfare Competition, which will see his work recorded by the Australian Youth Orchestra and broadcast in venues across the country. Connor seeks to write music that audiences can immediately engage with, emphasising rhythmic drive, lyricism, rich harmonies and evocative textures.
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