Michael Smith

Michael Smith


Choreographer / Performer | Michael Smith
Sound Composition |
Ben Ely Sound Design| Anna Whitaker
Lighting / Production | Chloe Ogilive
Produced by |
The Farm Co-producer | Liesel Zink Mentor and Dramaturge | Gavin Webber Dramaturg | Marty Couttes, Liesel Zink

Cowboy has been developed through: – South Bank Corporation’s ‘Flowstate’, Brisbane, AUS – The FarmHouse residency, Gold Coast, AUS – Dance Massive Site Specific Showcase, Melbourne, AUS COWBOY is supported by: – The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland


Cowboy is an interactive, solo contemporary-dance work that investigates ones ability to have a complete, genuine and meaningful experience as an imagined self. An original sound-score composed by Ben Ely transforms our surroundings into that of a Western Film. From surfing trains and taming horses to wandering the desert, Cowboy holds a deeper inquiry into the existence of human persona beyond fantasy. By committing entirely to the iconography of a cowboy, I seek to expose desires and vulnerabilities that exist in our pursuit to form identity. Saddle up for the ride!