BORN IN A TAXI (“Taxi”) is a multi award winning theatre company from Australia who enjoys mixing dance with humour, the profound with the profane and the familiar with the unlikely.
Established in 1989, Taxi is one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded physical theatre ensembles and creators of contemporary performance. They are recognised for producing highly original, physically driven and participatory works in site specific and outdoor contexts that focus on real time co-creation. In the last ten years the company have been commissioned to create four new theatre works for young people by Arts Centre Melbourne. Immediacy, responsiveness and play are at the centre of everything they do.
Taxi are interested in the body’s intelligence in performance making, allowing impulse, the unconscious and associate mind to take centre stage in the making of live performance. They are driven to make connections to audiences of all ages and all abilities through performances, workshops and community development.
Taxi’s work has been seen at World Theatre Festival Powerhouse Brisbane, Perth International Festival, Melbourne International Festival, Melbourne Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival, White Night Melbourne, Enlighten Festival Canberra, Manchester Commonwealth Games, Gwacheon Hanmadang & Goyang Lake Park (Korea), Sziget (Hungary), Oerol Festival and Theatrefestival Boulevard (Netherlands), ISTF Ghent & Chasspierre (Belgium) plus many more.
Powerhouse Performance Award,
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010
Best Independent Theatre,
and Best Female Actor Award
Arts Centre Melbourne Short & Sweet Festival 2008
Best Production Award
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2005
De Grote Prix Jury Award
International Street Theatre Festival Ghent Belgium 2003
Born in a Taxi has been invited to bring The Whale’s Tale, The Curious Game and the Zebras to USA in 2017.