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Audience transfixed by unnerving performance
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Audience transfixed by unnerving performance

We had couches and comforts but the dance work that unfolded at Abbotsford Convent was quite the opposite.

  • by Kim Dunphy

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A visceral ride in a leaky boat
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A visceral ride in a leaky boat

Choreographer and dancer Jill Orr guides her audience through the Dark Night with compelling authority.

  • by Kim Dunphy
The human body at its most profound
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The human body at its most profound

Russell Dumas' lifetime learnings are brought to bear in this simple but sumptuous dance work.

  • by Jana Perkovic
Cycles of darkness and light
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Cycles of darkness and light

Karul Projects' dance work Co_Ex_En explores both conflict and celebration at Indigenous sites.

  • by Kim Dunphy
Dance Massive review: Punishing work pushes dancers to break point
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Dance Massive review: Punishing work pushes dancers to break point

Atlanta Eke's latest striking production draws out the historical threads connecting tennis and ballet.

  • by Jana Perkovic
Grand Finale review: A waltz for the end of the world

Grand Finale review: A waltz for the end of the world

Grand Finale is vigorous, topical and more than a little mystifying.

  • by Jill Sykes
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Dance Massive: Bodies in transit between life and death
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Dance Massive: Bodies in transit between life and death

Stephanie Lake's Skeleton Tree is a 'playlist' of reflections on ritual, mourning and the afterlife.

  • by Jana Perkovic
A vision from beyond chaos
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A vision from beyond chaos

Nana Bilus Abaffy stands out among peers for making movement-based pieces that draw chiefly from experimental theatre.

  • by Jana Perkovic
Struggles for survival embodied in dance
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Struggles for survival embodied in dance

Two works at Dance Massive reflect the rich stories of colonised people in our region.

  • by Kim Dunphy
Human and machine combine in a dystopian, durational rave
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Human and machine combine in a dystopian, durational rave

Antony Hamilton's <i>Universal Estate</i> is a mesmerising mediation on humans and technology.

  • by Jana Perkovic
Dance work struggles with individual versus group expression
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Dance work struggles with individual versus group expression

Luke George and Collaborators' <i>Public Actions</i> seems unaware of the many existing expressions of public actions.

  • by Jana Perkovic