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Nigel Jamieson Nigel Jamieson i(A81573 works by)
Born: Established: 1954 Kent,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1989
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BiographyHistory

Nigel Jamieson was born at in Sevenoaks, Kent. Due to his father's naval career, Jamieson had several bases during his childhood years including Gibraltar, Malta and Portsmouth in the United Kingdom. In London, Jamieson founded Trickster Theatre Company and established two arts festvials: the London International Workshop Festival and the London New Circus Festival.

Between 1989 and 1994, Jamieson travelled between Australia and the UK before settling in Australia. He has created several major outdoor spectaculars including the Tin Symphony section of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Major source: Elisssa Blake, 'Theatre of War', Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum (19-20 July 2008):8.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Professional development program to empower audiences to face environmental challenges
2006 winner Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards Individual Award

Awards for Works

Honour Bound 2006 single work drama

'Since September 11, 2001, Australia's engagement in the 'war on terror' has raised important questions about the balance between the pursuit of our national security and our human rights. 'Honour Bound' is an intensely passionate and confronting new work that explores these issues through an extraordinary combination of dance, film, theatre and aerial performances. This world premiere brings together some of Australia's most exciting creative talent. It's a culturally and artistically ambitious work that focuses on the experiences of Terry Hicks and his son David - held in Guantanamo Bay for four years without trial. It integrates Terry's personal testimony as a father, and draws on letters, internal Pentagon papers and the accounts of former detainees. Set within an eight-metre square cage, the performance and projections take place on the walls, ceiling and floor. A daring and provocative work, 'Honour Bound' is about some of the most important issues we face as a society today: law and order, hatred and love, humanity and human beings pushed to the very edge of their limits.'

Source: Sydney Opera House website, http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com
Sighted: 24/07/2006

2007 winner Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Visual or Physical Theatre
2007 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work Nominated for the Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre production.
2006 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work For the 2006 Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre production.
2006 winner Sydney Theatre Awards Best Mainstage Production For the 2006 Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre production.
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