PROJECT FAUST, Kentucky Opera & Louisville Ballet USA, Creative Development 2017 ©Sam English

PROJECT FAUST, Kentucky Opera & Louisville Ballet USA, Creative Development 2017 ©Sam English

project faust

Premiering March 2018. Watch this space.

Sally’s current work (2016–2018) includes a large-scale hybrid dance/opera reinterpretation of Gounod’s Faust in Project Faust for Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet in Kentucky, USA. This ground-breaking co-production transforms Gounod’s opera into a 70-minute dance-driven provocation about self-entitlement and the cost of the soul in contemporary America and Australia. This unique partnership between opera and ballet companies has been created over a three-year creative development period in which a distinct collaborative dance/music opera/ballet language, choreographic aesthetic and innovative form of storytelling has been developed. Sally’s creative team comprises conductor Tara Simoncic, choreographer Adam Hougland, designer Trad A Burns, and sound designer Tim Barnes. Project Faust premieres in March 2018 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville Kentucky, USA.