After training in fashion design at the Cégep Marie-Victorin in Montreal, Canada, Eve was led to the SAGA Furs of Scandinavia, Denmark. She was later selected to participate in the finals of the fashion contest Concours de créations Orylag, in Paris, France (03), where she experienced Haute Couture and the professionalism that accompanies this. Following, she worked in various fields of fashion and costume in Montreal before undertaking a scholarship from the Fashion Foundation of Montreal and begun a degree in Performance Costume at the Edinburgh College of Art. Eve’s strengths lay in design for live performing art, specifically in contemporary dance, puppetry, physical theatre and theatre. She has worked on projects such as 'Fragments' -X-FACTOR DANCE COMPANY (UK),'The Beggar's Opera' -VANISHING POINT (UK), 'The Red Room' -DAVID HUGHES DANCE (UK), 'Big Man Walking' -THE PUPPET LAB (UK), 'Three Works' -ERROL WHITE (UK), 'Interiors' -VANISHING POINT, 'Query' -Collaboration between X-FACTOR DANCE COMPANY (Edinburgh) and GERALD CASSEL DANCE (New-York), 'The Wish Gatherers' – PUPPET, 'A Delicate Situation’ - LINA LIMOSANI (KL PAC Malaysia), 'Heer Ranjha' -ANKUR PRODUCTIONS (UK) 'Unknown',‘Other Voices’, ‘Ragnarok’- All X-FACTOR DANCE COMPANY works (UK), 'The Gift' -THE PUPPET LAB (UK) Costume, Set and Puppet Designer, Installation and puppet show.
PERFORMER SUHAILI MICHELINE AHMAD KAMIL MALAYSIA
A trained dancer and performer, Suhaili holds a Bachelor Degree in Dance (Hons) from The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne. In 2007 and entered into the 8TV Reality Dance Show ‘ So You Think You Can Dance’ SYTYCD Season 1 and was known as 'SUE' of the Top 4 Finalist. In 2008, she joined 8TV SYTYCD Season 2 as a choreographer. Suhaili was awarded in the 2009 7th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards as 'Best Featured Performer' in her new work ‘2=1’ and 'Most Promising Artist of the Year'. Since then, she has created many works in the local Malaysian Dance Industry that has earnt her recognition internationally. Representing Malaysia in Hollywood’s World Championships Performing Arts 2010, Los Angelas, she won two 'Grand Championships of The World' Titles in dance. Suhaili has toured extensively, being invited to perform in dance festivals and art residencies around the world, in particular the 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts (WIEF), Bandung 2012. She was invited by 8TV's TV reality show 'Showdown' to be a mentor and judge for the Top 6. She has also featured in Levi's Curve ID video campaign on Youtube for TIC Women's Video Diaries 2012. In 2013 Suhaili attended the World International Dance Workshop in Spain, sponsored by SP Setia, where she was awarded a scholarship to return the following year. She was a guest adjudicator for Singapore's Ministry of Education 'Singapore Youth Festival' for Secondary and Junior College, and a Nominee for the NTV7 Bella Awards under the 'Bella on Stage' category alongside celebrities such as Dato Siti, Nurhaliza, Dato Sheila Majid and Ning Baizura. Recently, she was a tutor for Dance in the Reality TV show on Astro 'Akademi Fantasia'. Suhaili premiered her first full length dance work 'Flatland' at the Kuash Theatre, TTDI supported by JKKN, MyPAA, Berjaya Corp. and the Malaysia-Australia Institute, and was one of the nominees for 2014 BOH Cameronian Arts Awards.
Neil is a problem solver, developer and concept realiser. Neil has been involved in technical production for his entire working life. Since graduating from the Centre for the Performing Arts in the early nineties he has worked on a wide and varied selection of projects including almost every Adelaide Festival or Fringe since 1992. In recent years he has been concentrating primarily on production and tour management, development of theatre technology systems and lighting design. Some highlights have included Site Co-ordinating WOMADelaide, Production Managing Come Out Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Alirio Zavarce & Sasha Zahra’s The Book of Loco, Leigh Warren + Dancers, Touring the World with shows such as Stalker Performance Projects’ RED and StiltBreak; Developing and constructing wireless video screens for Force Majeure’s The Age I’m In and Chooky Dancer's Wrong Skin; Production and Tour Managing for Marguerite Pepper Productions on various shows including Shaun Parker’s This Show is about People and The Leaping Loonies’ Crate Show. Neil is currently enjoying rediscovering his passion of lighting.
Is a multi-talented musician and composer who studied Indian classical music on the acoustic guitar with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in San Francisco; and studied both the Malay Gamelan and Gambus (Malay Lute) at the National Arts Academy, Malaysia. He has composed music for many critically acclaimed Malaysian films like Amir Muhammad's The Last Communist, Deepak K Menon's Chemman Chaalai and Yasmin Ahmad's Gubra. Hardesh was the co-founder of the Malaysian Composers Collective that produced the first anthology on Malaysian Contemporary Music as well as organized the 1st KL Contemporary Music Festival. He also plays a major role in shaping the music industry via his digital businesses which earned him a nomination at the International Young Music Entrepreneur Award 2008 organised by the British Council. In 2010 he was invited to present on Creative Industries at the Commonwealth Business Forum as part of the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Trinidad. Hardesh was commissioned by the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2009 to design a sound installation for the Hungry Ghost programme as part of its focus on South East Asian Cinema. His most recent collaboration was with The Light Surgeons from the UK, acting as music producer for the Super Everything live cinema performance. Hardesh has a keen interest on projects that bring together diverse cultures to promote the exchange of ideas and cultural discourse.
Made and trained in Australia, Carol has had to date a 28 year eventful performing, teaching and facilitating career in Australia, UK, Europe, Asia and America. In Adelaide, after eight years as Assistant Director for Garry Stewart and Australian Dance Theatre, she is currently working as a freelance Dance artist in a variety of capacities such as: Performer with choreographers Katrina Lazaroff and Lina Limosani, Rehearsal Director with Tasdance, Guest Lecturer at New Zealand school of Dance and Brisbane Dance Intensive (EDC) and Project Manager and Artistic advisor with Restless Dance Theatre.
Carol engages in teaching professional Contemporary dance classes and choreographing in dance and theatre environments, mentoring emerging dance artists and choreographers, advocating for Independent Dance in a number of forums and collaborating as choreographer with Adelaide photographer Sam Oster on the “the Human Locomotion Project” a movement/film installation.
Carol has also assisted with the movement direction for two Windmill Theatre Company productions, choreographing their latest full-length musical “Pinocchio” a co-production with State Theatre Company SA, currently performing at SOH. Carol’s recent work has involved Artistic advisor and Rehearsal director for Larissa McGowan’s production “Skeleton” for the Adelaide Festival and Dance Massive 2013 and mentoring Choreographer/performer Trisha Dunn in “Finding Centre” for the 10 Days on The Island Festival 2013 in Launceston Tasmania. Carol has sat on the board of Ausdance National and South Australia (Vice Chair) and was a member of Australia Council for the Arts, Dance Board from 2009-2012.