“Artistic expression has always been an important part of my life, whether that be through performing arts, visual arts, or writing. But to me the most effective form of artistic expression was through performing, particularly dance. To use the body to express an idea or emotion just seems so honest because it communicates straight from the artist to the audience in a way that is universal, that can transcend language and cultural barriers through a form of dialogue that is both innate and entirely natural, body language.”
Daniel Ryan, cast member of the Australian tour of Man Of La Mancha with Anthony Warlow and Caroline O’Connor, Australia/New Zealand/Asian tour of Saturday Night Fever, choreographer of FOX8’s The Singing Office, assistant choreographer and featured body double/dancer in the Mick Molloy film BOYTOWN.
“Dance, to me, represents a freedom in which I can express myself and my emotions, my stories and my dreams. A prism through which I can best convey my interpretation of the world.
As an artist I want nothing more than an audience to be able to see and understand my vision, and for a connection to be made, between myself, the audience and the performance. Ultimately, this connection to the unfolding events on the stage should feel less like spectating, but co-participation.“
Alfie Scalia, performed in and co-choreographed the following, Australian tour with Meatloaf, supporting international artist Shaggy, TV performances on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday, Live & Kicking and partnering Paul Mercurio on CH7’s TV turns 50, various film clips.