Created by award-winning Australian choreographer Shaun Parker, Happy as Larry is a funny, playful and poignant new dance show, which investigates the nature of human happiness. Combining a mix of ballet, breakdance, roller skating and highly physical contemporary dance, Happy as Larry is ccompanied by a vibrant electro/acoustic score from Nick Wales and Bree van Reyk.
The eclectic cast of characters is drawn from the Enneagram, a psychological system that maps nine different personality types: The Perfectionist, The Giver, The Performer, The Tragic Romantic, The Observer, The Devil’s Advocate, The Optimist, The Boss and The Mediator; providing rich inspiration for Parker’s fertile choreographic imagination.
Shaun Parker has worked as a choreographer, a dancer and in physical theatre for nearly two decades. His works have toured internationally to critical praise and his awards include the 2006 Robert Helpmann Scholarship and the Australian Dance Award for Best Independent Production for his 2007 work, This Show Is About People.