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Throttle – A B-grade thriller – is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

A single pane of glass allows us to feel separated from the world outside. It absorbs road rage and shields us when we sing along to the car stereo, but what happens when we’re invaded in that bubble of safety? Throttle is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!   //   Scream with delight, dive under the dashboard or grip the hand of your fellow passenger and ignite some fun-fuelled passion. Buckle your seatbelts. You’re in for a ride. Throttle 23 – 26 ...

The world premiere of Silence is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

Conversations not being heard and responses that are muted. A drum beats and bodies thrash through frequencies to uncover what lies in the Silence. There is Silence between stars as the emu travels across the night sky, or the dancer’s energy when they hit the cut between rhythms. It’s also the deafening silence under white noise. The same questions echoed through generations.   //   We’ve marched across Country. We’ve had promises made and broken. We’ve ...

Circa’s Leviathan is coming to the Brisbane Festival!

Under the direction of Yaron Lifschitz, 36 performers defy gravity as they propel themselves across the stage, tumbling, balancing and soaring together as one.   //   Exploring the massive and unpredictable energies that are unleashed in a civilisation careening toward an unknown fate, Leviathan offers hope in these complex times. Connecting the local with the global, it celebrates what we can achieve when we work together. The dramatic power and extreme skill of ...

Three – Lister, Lane,Shechter coming to Brisbane this April!

THREE represents a series of incredible firsts for Australasian Dance Collective, including our very first mainstage performance under the company’s new name (formerly Expressions Dance Company). Brisbane’s own rising star of the choreographic world, Jack Lister, fuses dance and visual art to create not only a stunning mainstage performance but a unique foyer experience. Lister has also joined the collective as a company dancer, from Queensland Ballet.   //   Me...

Supercell to challenge and inspire as the dance festival returns for fourth year!

Running from 21 to 29 February 2020, Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance will share its thoughtprovoking and innovative cultural showcase to the people of Brisbane as they take over iconic landscapes spanning workshops, talks, social gatherings and performances. In 2020, Supercell is free to the public thanks to the generous support of Brisbane City Council. Spotlighting major home-grown and international dance companies including Gogi Dance Collective, Australian Dance Party, ...

The Australian Ballet The Happy Prince is coming to QPAC next month

The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.   //   The Happy Prince features a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning ...

Contemporary dance and Indigenous culture intertwine in a powerful performance

As Mother Nature’s fate hangs by a thread, we find ourselves scrambling for a lifeline. Though sometimes tangled, does the connection to our ancestry reveal a way forward? mi:wi (pronunciation: mee-wee) refers to the invisible ties we have to our past and future, people and country. In this dance theatre work, choreographer and performer Taree Sansbury thoughtfully re-connects three Indigenous women through the practice of Ngarrindjeri weaving. Looking back and moving forward with ...

Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts

There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything. Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live. As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal. //   Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX are bringing their new work Matrix to QPAC

Expressions Dance Company and BeijingDance/LDTX present Matrix. Defined as a “cultural, social or political environment or context in which something develops”, Matrix is the result of an immersive creative development in Beijing in August and September, producing two new works by multi award-winning Australian choreographer, Stephanie Lake, and the highly-acclaimed Chinese choreographer, MA Bo. EDC’s six ensemble members are joined on stage by the 14-strong company of LDTX ...

Cilli spices up Expressions Dance Company

The renowned Sydney-based dancer and choreographer has been a member of Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth, K.Kvarnström & Co (Stockholm), Lucy Guerin Inc. and Chunky Move and has created work for SDC, The Australian Ballet, LINK Dance Company and WAAPA. He is a certified Countertechnique teacher, and loves to share his passion and curiosity as a performer, maker and teacher in Australia and around the world. EDC Artistic Director Amy Hollingsworth said Cilli’s talent, vibrancy ...