Tony Lewis

Tony Lewis's major compositions include:
  • Dharawal Dreaming (in collaboration with Frances Bodkin, Matthew Doyle, Sandy Evans and Satsuki Odamura), Waratah with Matthew Doyle and Frances Bodkin, Korean tour 2006.
  • Ching-kom Dari ("Children of the Stepping Stones"), Sadari Theatre Company, Seoul 2001. Directed by Roger Rynd.
  • Wirid-jiribin, the Lyrebird, Matthew Doyle and Dhamor Percussion, Festival of the Dreaming 1997. Directed by Aku Kadogo. Review
  • Satu Langit, the Chrissie Parrott Dance Company, Perth Festival 1994. Choreographed and directed by Chrissie Parrott. Reviews
  • Dancing Demons, the One Extra Company, Indonesian tour 1991. Directed by Kai Tai Chan; choreographed by Kim Walker, Graeme Watson and Julie-Ann Long. Reviews
  • Munjong, Aboriginal National Theatre Trust, Victorian Arts Centre 1990 Directed by Vivian Walker.

    Tony has composed a large body of work for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, Sydney, from 1986-88. A selection of these works has been released on the CD Passage. Music by Tony Lewis for the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, (Move Records MD3103, 1991; Vox Australis VAST009-2, 1993). Reviews
Tony has also composed numerous smaller works for small, mid-range and independent dance and theatre companies and individual artists, including:
  • Bluebeard's Castle for Marian Street Theatre for Young People, 2004
  • Documentary "A Sea of Hands (in collaboration with Matthew Doyle), for Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR), 2000
  • Monkey for Self Raising Theatre, 1998 Review
  • Ancient Feet for dancer/choreographer Janis Claxton (Composed and performed in collaboration with Satsuki Odamura), 1992
  • Opening Falling Backwards & Eyes Wide Open for dancer/choreographers Janis Claxton and James Reedy, 1991
  • A/C/S/H/O ("Chaos") for the One Extra Company, 1990 Review
  • Tossed Dance for Nepean Dance, 1990
In addition, Tony Lewis has composed for koto virtuoso Satsuki Odamura and other groups and artists (including many works for his own performing groups Waratah, Sangam and Dhamor Percussion). Highlights have been:
Tony Lewis is a fully represented composer at the Australian Music Centre