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Cowboy is an interactive, solo contemporary-dance work that unpacks one’s ability to have a complete, genuine and meaningful experience as an imagined self. An original sound-score composed by Ben Ely transforms our surroundings into that of a Western Film.

Wednesday 24 June 2020 | 7.30pm

Ticket Prices

One Price $15

GECC Loyalty $10

“From surfing trains and taming horses to wandering the desert, Cowboy holds a deeper inquiry into the existence of human persona beyond fantasy. By committing entirely to the iconography of a cowboy, I seek to expose desires and vulnerabilities that exist in our pursuit to form identity.” Michael Smith

Created and Performed by Michael Smith

Produced by The Farm

Music Composition by Ben Ely

Sound Design by Anna Whitaker

Lighting Concepts and Production by Chloe Ogilvie

Mentored by Gavin Webber

Dramaturgy by Gavin Webber, Martyn Coutts, Liesel Zink

Special Thanks to The Angry Mime, South Bank Corporation’s

‘Flowstate’ and Liesel Zink.

Cowboy is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts


Category Arts