Tooth and Claww


Dani Cresp, Kevin Jeynes, and Peter Trotman present three solo improvised works.

Tooth and Claww captures the brazen spirit in which these performers stand in the present moment. Girded with a full complement of wit, movement, language, and lavish imagination they will twist the very strands of space and time and bravely delve into the cracks of the known improvisational universe.

Tooth and Claww
Neck to Neck
Nail against Nail
Surefooted jackals pant at our heels

Kevin Jeynes
Kevin is interested in the ways that language can be explored in improvisation, extending beyond conversational speaking into poetic and literary forms...where language, narrative, image and mood intertwine, as in a game of snakes and ladders, and where carefully constructed pathways are enhanced and thwarted by sudden slides into the unknown. Kevin Jeynes has performed improvisation work since 1996. Kevin has trained with, and been influenced by Andrew Morrish, Tony Osborne and Al Wunder. In recent years, he has performed at venues across Australia.

Dani Cresp
Dani feels that improvising is like walking backwards inside a giant piece of origami, unfolding section after section, re-crafting and reframing what is occurring moment-to-moment-to-moment... Dani Cresp holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Performance Studies (Victoria University) and an Assoc Diploma in Dance Teaching. She is a Melbourne based improvisation artist who has been performing improvisationally for the past 11 years in Australia and overseas. She has trained extensively with Al Wunder, Andrew Morrish and Ruth Zaporah.

Peter Trotman
Peter Trotman has been described as the black prince of improvisers because the tales he weaves are often darkly gothic and embedded in powerful imaginative landscapes. His unique physicality is heightened by his graphic verbal abilities and wry wit. His interest in improvisational performance began with Al Wunder back in the 1980's. Peter performed for 19 years with Andrew Morrish as 'Trotman and Morrish'. Together, they performed in Australia and the US to considerable acclaim and this period strongly shaped a lot of his ideas about improvisation, dance, language, and performance.


Lighting Designer/Operator
Richard Vabre is a highly well-known freelance lighting designer who has lit productions for remarkable houses such as MTC, Malthouse Theatre, Victorian Opera, Windmill Theatre, NICA.

Production Manager
Ian David is an actor and conductor in Melbourne Playback Theatre Company. Ian performs regularly with Dani Cresp at Explode, Melbourne's boutique improvisation event. He is a member of The Public Floor. Over the past 3 years, Ian has returned to his love of puppets, and created three short pieces.


Where: Sylvia Staehli Theatre
When: Saturday 12 November
Time: 7.00pm
Cost: Full $20.00 / Conc & DH members $15.00
Book: Book tickets

This performance is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact 9347 2860 or email