WASTED is a new dance theatre work being developed by Katrina Lazaroff, founder of independent dance theatre company One Point 618. The first stage development of this work occurred as part of Australian Dance Theatre’s Enhancement Program over 3 weeks in July 2013. In 2014 WASTED will be developed both as part of the inSPACE development program at the Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC) and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art development program (PICA).
WASTED will explore the concept of wasted potential, drawing parallels between physical and mental waste. The work has evolved from Lazaroff’s fascination with human psychology, looking at how life circumstance, environmental influences and social constructs impact on our psyche and the way we direct our lives. Metaphorically, WASTED draws parallels between physical and mental waste, depicted by the set and design elements, which will comprise of geometrical forms constructed from mesh caging and physical waste items. In the final production of the work, these elements will be enhanced by innovative lighting and digital video projection, to create a sense of 3D imagery inside each structure.
Katrina has worked extensively as a director, choreographer, creative producer, rehearsal director, performer and dance educator. She is the founder of dance theatre company One Point 618 and has worked as the creative producer of Expressway Arts, Carclew Youth Arts. She has produced full-length works POMONA ROAD and INVOLUNTARY presented by the Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE program in 2010 & 2012. INVOLUNTARY has toured to the Kumuwuki Big Wave Conference presented by Country Arts SA. She has also produced and directed SKIP a work for young people, which has had seasons at The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday and CentrED Programs, the 2013 Come Out Festival and Country Arts SA Centenary Hall Season. Her current works in development are WASTED and QUICK FIX. Katrina has a BA in Dance University of Adelaide, studied at the Hooger Instituit Voor Danse in Belgium and an Honours in Dance at WAAPA.
From 2001 to 2006Katrina worked with Buzz Dance Theatre, Perth as a dancer, then moved onto rehearsal direction and project Artistic Director with the company 2007-2008. Katrina has worked with Leigh Warren & Dancers on three works as rehearsal director and assistant to the choreographer and has been employed by companies; Steamworks Productions, Restless Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre Company, Strut Dance WA, Perth Theatre Company, Steps Youth Dance Company, Artrage, Ausdance SA, ACT and WA and Diwali Dance House. She has worked with numerous national independent artists, undertaken numerous national tours and national tours to the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Beijing International Dance Festival and the Assiitej Festival in, Korea. Katrina has choreographed works for Adelaide College of the Arts, Blueroom Theatre WA, SA Independent Dance Collection, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Feast Festival, Choreolab SA, Artrage WA, Fresh Bred SA Youth Dance Ensemble and PICA’s Putting on an Act. Katrina directed the 2008 Youth Dance Festival in Canberra presented by Ausdance ACT. She regularly teaches company class for Australian Dance Theatre, Move Through Life Dance Company and lectures at Adelaide College of the Arts.
Image: One Point 618, WASTED development. Photo: Jessica Statton.