Strut & Fret is an internationally recognised Arts and Events Company, with over fifteen years experience within the industry.

A vibrant company, Strut & Fret produces and manages events, theatrical productions, performers, and venues throughout Australia and internationally.

 

Directed by Scott Maidment, the company is well respected and renowned for its unique ‘catch your breath’ style. Since its inception in 1997, the company has worked in numerous capacities within the arts, entertainment & event industries.

“A brilliantly inventive young company”
- THE GUARDIAN

The Correspondents

The Correspondents

The Correspondents embrace new and old; blending genres to create a musical journey through Jazz, Blues and Dance Music, through Hip Hop and Electronica.  Weaving the melodies and narratives of love and loss, pleasure and regret, fear & delight.

 

The DJ/MC duo are known worldwide for their high octane live performances which has Mr Bruce singing with force and dancing like his life depends on it while Chucks leads the audience through a multitude of genre. For this latest collaboration with Strut & Fret The Correspondents have selected and remixed tracks from their back catalogue to run alongside brand new material.

 

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The Cast

The Correspondents
Anne Caroline Boidin
Anne Caroline Boidin
Choreographer & Performer

Anne Caroline Boidin

Anne Caroline is a French modern and contemporary dancer. She has performed with many international choreographers and has travelled the world as part of troupes including "1789 Les Amants de la Bastille", and "The House of Dancing Water”, and worked with directors such as Franco Dragone Julian Peparini, Emma Scialfa.
 
Anne Caroline also works as a teacher and coach for Franco Dragone and since 2013, has been a professional dancer on the talent show ‘Amici di Maria De Filippi’
The Correspondents
The Correspondents
Lead Vocals & Music Producer

The Correspondents

The Correspondents consist of a Mr Bruce (Lead Vocals) and DJ Chucks (Producer). Both growing up in South London, they formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages.
 
The show that quickly established the duo as one of the best live acts in the UK has Mr Bruce assuming the look of a monochrome matador, singing with force, scatting at speed and dancing like his life depends on it while Chucks takes the audience on a journey through a multitude of genres from jazz and blues to the nether regions of electro and drumʼnʼbass.
 
Since their inception they have toured far, wide and relentlessly bringing their unique live show to huge crowds earning themselves Telegraphʼs ʻTop Ten Glastonbury Highlightsʼ two years in a row. Any time off the road is spent in the studio making music. Their live sets are constantly evolving with regular insertions of new tracks. Their self produced, recorded and released debut album, ʻPuppet Loosely Strungʼ features tracks that are synonymous with their trademark sound of unique, genre-mashing alternative pop proclaiming the highs and lows of love and lust. This release also reveals a more introspective side of the pair with delicately produced songs that investigate personal loss.
Hampus Jansson
Hampus Jansson
Performer

Hampus Jansson

Hampus Jansson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. His father, Ulf-Håkan Jansson, was an actor and puppeteer who had also acted as a circus ringmaster. His mother, Eva, worked in the city of Stockholm’s Cultural Department. Together with his sister Uuve, Hampus trained at Cirkus Cirkör, and then later on in three-year professional program at Montreal’s Ecole Nationale de Cirque, specializing in aerials.
 
After 4 years of intense acrobatics and stage training, Hampus joined Cirque du Soleil to perform solo acts in 3 different shows. Dralion, Varekai and Michael Jackson for 6 years and continues to work as a freelance performer worldwide.
Holly Madge
Holly Madge
Drums & Percussion

Holly Madge

Holly Madge is one drummer that’s hard to forget. Setting up her first kit in a barn in Devon aged 10, she received first class honours in Music at Southampton University, and has honed her skills in big bands, jazz trios, Brazilian batterias and hip hop groups worldwide.
 
Holly can be found balancing creative projects with high profile events and session work - from performing with the likes of Cee Lo Green, Robyn and Duran Duran to performing killer club percussion sets in Mumbai and Mexico as 'Her Madgesty'. Other career highlights have included work with Hans Zimmer, TORQUE Singapore Grand Prix, and performances in a number of adverts, campaigns and digital initiatives for the likes of Lexus, Nike and Absolut.
Leo Sanchez
Leo Sanchez
Performer

Leo Sanchez

Leo Sanchez began training in acrobatics at the age of 7 in Colombia and has since studied at The National Circus School (Colombia), The School Circus Space (England), The National Circus School of Montreal (Canada), and Académie Fratellinie (France). This talented performer specialises in Acrobatics and Aerial techniques, particularly Hand to hand, Banquine, Cyr Wheel, Rope, Ground Acrobatics, Capoeira and Fire Manipulation as well as his own creation; Fixed Hoop.
 
Leo has since performed extensively worldwide in a number of productions and festivals. Career highlights so far include performing at Edinburgh Festival, Cabaret Sauvage with Circo Criollo, and touring Europe with Circolombia, Academie Fratellini, and A.K.I.S Projet. Leo has also worked with P&O Cruises, Top Gear Live, MSC Cruises, Park Asterix, MBO Productions, Frances Aquatic Park Marineland and Dream Academy Production.
Mikael Fau
Mikael Fau
Performer

Mikael Fau

Former gymnast Mikael Fau discovered dance whilst studying Science and Technology of Sports in Tarbes (France) in 2003. He then spent two years training at the James Carles Centre in Toulouse in 2004 where he worked with choreographers such as Alwin Nikolais, Carolyn Carlson and Alvin Ailey, gaining experience in jazz and contemporary dance before earning his graduate degree in choreographic arts.
 
Following this training, he joined the Company Myriam Naisy / L'hélice, performing in "Order and Disorder" in 2006 and "Offerings" in 2008; he also danced at Capitol Theatre in "The Queen of Spades" and with Nicolas Leriche in "Bolero Béjart". After moving to Paris, he worked on the musical comedy "The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob", The Pan-African Festival of Algiers with Kamel Ouali, "Romeo and Juliet", Gerard Presgurvics’ "My Fair Lady" at the Theatre du Chatelet, and "The Lovers of the Bastille" with Giuliano Peparini.
 
Mikael’s credits also include Creator and Artistic Director of the Tarbes Summertime Dance Festival, various works in television, and with artists including YELLE, France 5, and Miss France. He continues his creative work with several different companies (Cie Dans6T, Co. A Bruit qui court, Collective Anonymous Co., Bea Buffin Co., Kompani Raande-Vo / Joseffson Lena) and is regularly invited as a teacher and choreographer at national and international events.
Milena Straczynski
Milena Straczynski
Performer
As a child, Milena Straczynski grew up in a creative household where she used to hear her mother sing in operas and watch her father walk tightropes in the circus. She grew up wanting to become a performer and so she began her ballet training in Moscow, Russia, where her parents were performing at the time.

In 1995, she came to the United States where she continued her study of the arts in Miami City Ballet and New World School of Arts. Throughout the years she ventured into the world of contemporary dance styles derived from Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Jose Limon. as well as being part of some commercial work with artists such as Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Mya Harrison and more. She currently blends her art form with a flare of burlesque and aerial arts with her partner, Hampus Jansson.
Spencer Novich
Spencer Novich
Comedy Designer & Performer

Spencer Novich

Spencer Novich is an actor and clown. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at the Experimental Theater Wing, the International Theatre Workshop – Amsterdam and the Commedia del Arte program in Florence. While in NYC he performed at the New York Downtown Clown where he received the Audience Award for Best Clown Character.
 
Upon graduating from NYU, he relocated to Las Vegas where he took over a lead character in Cirque du Soleil’s KA (dir. Robert LePage). While at KA, Spencer had the opportunity to play the role of the Counselor’s Son in the internationally released film, Cirque du Soleil’s World’s Away (dir. Andrew Adamson, prod. James Cameron). He competed in the 33rd Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, where he was awarded the Medaille de Bronze, Moulin Rouge Prix and Cirque Eloize prix for his own creation. Upon leaving Cirque du Soleil’s KA, Spencer created and performed original material for Cirque du Soleil Special Events division (One Night for One Drop 2013 – Bellagio Theater, C2-MTL – Montreal, QC) Most recently, Spencer was brought on to create an original character and comic material for Spiegelworld’s production of “Vegas Nocturne” inside Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
 
Spencer has performed his original work all around the world. He has a passion for improv and sketch comedy and performs with his comedy group Gentlemen Party. He has performed improv and sketch at The PIT-NYC, Upright Citizens Brigade NY, Del Close Marathon, and Providence Improv Fest among others.

The Dutch Food Slingers

The Dutch Food Slingers

The international renowned Dutch Food Slingers have been a dedicated team for more then 15 years; creating spectacular food in special places and within amazing experiences.The pair have contributed to art projects, festivals and fashion events with an occasional brick & mortar restaurant build out in events both around Europe and worldwide.

 

Exclusively for Fear and Delight, the Dutch Food Slingers have created a theatrical menu that promises to delight and occasionally scare you by using surprising and sometimes perplexing ingredients.

 

Come and be their dinner guests and participate in this exciting event which brings together artists of all shapes and sizes from around the world…

Bompass & Parr

Bompass & Parr

Bompas & Parr leads in flavour-based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.

 

From 2007, when Bompas & Parr was founded as a craft jellymonger, the studio has rapidly grown from just Sam Bompas and Harry Parr to its current complement of ten – a team of creative specialists, designers, architects, cooks, technicians and administrators who work across a wide range of projects.

 

The team works to experiment, develop, produce and install projects, artworks, jellies and exhibitions, as well as archiving, communicating and contextualising the work. Additional to the projects realised in-house, Bompas & Parr contracts structural engineers and other specialists, and collaborates with curators, cultural practitioners and scientists. It also acts as consultants to some of the world’s biggest food and drinks brands on new product development, promotional activity and other marketing initiatives.

 

The studio works with some of the world’s biggest companies (Diageo, Cargill, Mercedes-Benz) and the world’s foremost cultural institutions (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow).

 

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