Shake it off

COULD 21-year-old Ellen-Hope Thomson be Perth’s next impresario?

She’s already established her own contemporary dance company, Fonder Physical Theatre, and is set to premier her third Fringe Festival show, Here Moving.

The WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate has a penchant for straightforward names, and says she chose Here Moving, “because we are here and we are moving for you.”

• Ellen-Hope Thomson (back), Lauren Catellani (right) Ayesha Katz (seated). Photo by Dan MacBride

Fonder Physical Theatre, meanwhile, came from a brainstorming session with fellow graduates.

“We wanted something fresh, but something that had punch,” she says.

Here Moving is a collective of seven performers fresh out of WAAPA, in a “tasting plate” of dance theatre, with each performance lasting about 15 minutes. “If you don’t click with one, there is the next one,” Thomson says.

Here Moving is at Perth Town Hall, February 2 and 3.

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