Flutterby Productions was founded in 2003 by Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Dance graduate Ellen McCarthy. The aim of Flutterby Productions at the time was to create a performance company capable of independently exploring performance opportunities and workshops for local artists in all fields along with a variety of classes and community projects.

Flutterby Productions produced ‘Dancers at the Don’ in 2004 and 2005, bringing together local performers, choreographers and dance groups to perform in an evening of dance at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre. During this time Flutterby also conducted several dance and drama workshops and classes.

Flutterby Productions assisted International Choreographer/Director Hyonok Kim in 2006 for her Australian production of ‘The Spirit of the Pinnacles’ and also teamed up with Visual Artists Vjzoo and local composers to create collaborative performances both in Australia and Internationally.

In 2007 Flutterby Productions produced ‘Primaevus’ an evening of short dance pieces featuring young and emerging dancers, composers and visual artists.

Between 2007 and 2010 Flutterby Productions hibernated to allow its Director, Ellen McCarthy, the time to complete studies and focus on a career change. In 2011 Flutterby Productions emerged from this period of hibernation in a new form.

A collaboration was formed with artist Ross Potter and the direction of the company diversified. Flutterby Productions is now focused on promoting Visual Art, as well as supporting and promoting performing arts, with goals to further foster collaboration between the two streams.

Flutterby Productions is available to stage large and small scale performances, source artworks for events, produce and promote exhibitions and performances for emerging artists and to provide workshops and classes in the community.

For more information or to discuss your performance/visual art needs please contact Ellen at flutterby@iinet.net.au


Feature Photo: Dean Smith Photography