Rules of the Game at the Brisbane Festival
This Australian exclusive is fresh from its premiere in Dallas in May and ahead of its New York premiere in November.
Rules Of The Game, based loosely on Pirandello, is a multidisciplinary work for eight dancers – some of the most gifted of their generation – featuring dance, video and sculpture.
This is dance as visual art.
Bokaer is the youngest dancer to ever join Merce Cunningham’s company and is Robert Wilson’s regular choreographic collaborator. His crisp, ...
A heart-warming romantic comedy about being brave, trying your best and thinking outside the box, Swing follows May and Joe over the period of one year at swing dancing classes.
Joe is a divorced father seeking a new job after losing his business during Ireland’s recession. May is a graphic artist who is looking to fill in time while her boyfriend is away. They meet at an evening dance class, and begin to fumble their way through the dance steps, romantic dilemmas, career problems ...
Velvet at QPAC
Velvet continues to defy expectations with an electrifying trip to a world of glamour and abandon. The raucous and seductive fusion of disco, dance, burlesque and circus, shocks, surprises and scintillates at every turn. It’s a party, it’s dangerous, it’s a showcase fuelled by an exhilarating disco soundtrack that never lets up from the opening moments.
Director Craig Ilott has created a hedonistic pitch-perfect world, pitting acrobatics against disco divas, channelling the ...
Knee Deep at JWCOCA
Now in its 4th wildly successful year, four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, unlikely bonds are forged and acts of intimacy cohabit space with thrilling physical feats.
The Casus artists bring a raw emotional edge and honesty to the stage revealing the strong connection of the quartet throughout the journey. Delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility, although it is often a fine line the performers ...
Finucane and Smith’s Glory Box at Brisbane Powerhouse
Fresh from a smash-hit South American tour, Finucane and Smith’s Glory Box: La Revolución is a show like no other. It has garnered rave reviews in 13 languages, standing ovations on five continents, a slew of awards and critical acclaim.
The show stars Queen Provocateur Moira Finucane; exquisite circus star Rockie Stone; the world’s only beyond-gender countertenor diva Mama Alto; the all-nude all-wild Azaria Universe; Parisienne backroom ballerina Holly Durant; smoky chanteuse Clare ...
Hot Brown Honey at JWCOCA
From the simmering shores of “Polynesia” to the Bogan streets of Australia, from Africa and Asia, to the life of a single mother who happens to be a DJ, Hot Brown Honey undress sticky topics with side-splitting humour.
Join a carefully selected assortment of brown, black and mixed beauties in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy. Fighting the Power never tasted so sweet.
Hot Brown Honey
Wednesday 16 to Saturday 26 September
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary ...
The Paratrooper Project at JWCOCA
Originally inspired by mementos left by WWII Paratrooper Richard Matthaei, the grandfather of Phluxus2 co-founder Nerida Matthaei, this Brisbane-based dance collective has created an entangled world where stories of wars, historical imaginings and harsh realities become knotted, interwoven and laid bare. The Paratrooper Project sees Phluxus2 examine military, political and personal histories and their impact on our everyday. They interrogate how these histories have imprinted our present ...
Natalie Weir’s The Host at QPAC
Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?
Combining gripping dance theatre with a touch of explosive fun, The Host will take you on a thrilling ride through the lifestyles of the power hungry. You will be struck by the sublime costumes by Brisbane-based fashion designer Gail Sorronda, the live music performed by Southern Cross Soloists and the enduring story told by multiple award-winning choreographer, Natalie ...