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Fat Boy Dancing is an independent production company, producing works ranging from cross-platform collaborations to new Australian and International works as well as offering production assistance for emerging artists.

 

Its main focus is to connect international and local artists to instigate lasting collaborations and develop exciting new projects across multiple platforms. We have worked in collaboration with the Goethe Institute, Tamarama Rock Surfers, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Fringe and many others to offer compelling new voices, challenging forms and exciting investigations into contemporary theatrical production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About us

Michael Cutrupi - Creative Producer

Michael is a producer and performance maker.

As an Actor he has worked with Sydney Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre (Boston), SITI Company (New York), Philippe Gaulier (Berlin), Baz Luhrmann, Taylor Mac (NYC), Kate Gaul and Australian Theatre for Young People.

As a Producer he has toured shows to festivals around Australia and is an Associate Producer with House of Dogs, Mess Hall and others.

He was Programming Associate for Performance Space 122 in New York City helping to deliver the 2013 COIL Festival and the founding Chair of Sydney Theatre Company's Youth Advisory Panel (STC YAP).

"Fuelled with a passion for new Australian and International work I engage with emerging and established writers, directors and performers worldwide in order to give a fresh and exciting voice to local stages. Having worked across many aspects of the performing arts world from front of house, box office, stage management, performance, admin and more I know what it takes to make something work and most importantly what to do if it isn't. Fat Boy Dancing was created in order to diversify who creates work in Australia and therefore who sees it".

 

Skye Kunstelj - Associate Producer

Skye is a producer and performance maker currently working at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) as Assistant Producer. Recently, Skye has produced the premieres of new Australian and International works such as Wrecking by Dan Giovannoni (Fat Boy Dancing for Tamarama Rock Surfers); Sweet Bird andsoforth by Laura Naumann (for atyp’s Under the Wharf Program); Words They Make with Their Mouths by Tim Spencer (winner BankSA People’s Choice at the Adelaide Fringe and part of the atyp’s Under the Wharf Program); Freshly Squeezed and In the Shadows by stagejuice (co-producer). Skye has also collaborated with performance collectives Fetish Frequency, stagejuice, Bambina Borracha and PACT's imPACT Ensemble and forms one half of the producing team Fat Boy Dancing.

Skye received First Class Honours at the University of New South Wales for her thesis examining performative nostalgia and Slovenian performance group Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) and particularly the work of Slovenian artist collective "IRWIN".

 

THEY LOVE US

Director Gin Savage’s production is warmly played, unfussy and fluent.
Jason Blake - SMH
Maxine Mellor's short black comedy delights in pushing the boundaries of what can be said and done in a character-based play. There is not a human (or canine) bodily function or orifice that is not explored.
Sydney Morning Herald
Exciting writing, exciting direction, exciting performances. You’ll be seeing more from these artists in the decade to come.
Henry Florence - The Brag
EXCELLENCE IN THEATRE Nomination
Sydney Fringe Festival & Sydney Airport

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