Current projects

Tasdance is determined to offer multiple opportunities for you to connect to dance.

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YATRA - MONA FOMA

Join us on a Yatra (Journey) as Tasdance and the local Launceston Bhutanese community seek the definition of place and home through stories of living and growing up in refugee camps to resettlement on the Apple Isle.  In partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania this immersive performance experience uses dance, live music, storytelling and digital moving image to give voice to our newest residents’

DIRECTORS Gabriel Comerford and Adam Wheeler

PRODUCER Alison Copley

MUSIC PRODUCER James Mangohig

LIGHTING & MOVING IMAGE Chris Jackson

COLLABORATING ARTISTS Benge Allen, Sofie Burgoyne, Rachel Arianne Ogle and Isabella Stone

BHUTANESE ARTISTS   Mon Rai, Obeth Sampang, Bijay Tamang, Binod Biswa, Yadav Mangar, Susmita Pradhan

PRODUCTION MANAGER Chris Jackson

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SIMULCAST - DANCE MASSIVE

A solo for 401.

SIMULCAST is a study in simplicity. Young, old, trained and untrained dancers will work together to create this murmuration, taking place in Melbourne at Birrarung Marr. Created by Chunky Move in association with Tasdance and Yellow Wheel, SIMULCAST is a solo for celebrated Australian dancer James O’Hara, supported by a local cast of 400.

A reflection on the fact that we are all part of something bigger and increasingly removed from a sense of human connectedness SIMULCAST brings us back. It is a contradiction. It is about the single and the multiple, minimalism and spectacle. Visually beautiful and aesthetically satisfying, solo movements trigger mass cannons, ricochets and swarms. Amidst moments of unity and discord we must listen to one another and respond. Watch as one moving body multiplies into hundreds.

Image: Pippa Samaya

DATES & TIMES SUNDAY 24th of MARCH 3pm &

VENUE Birrarung Marr - Upper and Lower Terrace

CONCEPT & DIRECTION
Alice Lee Holland

CHOREOGRAPHY
Sofie Burgoyne, Alice Lee Holland, Joshua Lowe, James O’Hara, Kyall Shanks, Adam Wheeler – in collaboration with local young dance leaders.

SOLOIST
James O’Hara

SOUND DESIGN
Kelly Ryall

FOR MORE INFORMATION info@tasdance.com.au

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MAPALI - 10 DAYS ON THE ISLAND

To mark the beginning of 2019 Festival, 10 Days on the Island invite hundreds of local performers to gather en masse from across the north of the island at dawn, to breathe as one in a shared moment of reflection and ritual.

This unique community experience will be co-directed by 10 Days Artistic Director Lindy Hume and Tasdance’s Artistic Director Adam Wheeler, in collaboration with artist cultural advisor David Mangenner Gough.

DATES & TIMES FRIDAY 8th of MARCH 7am

VENUE Devonport Surf Living Club