Tasmanian's professional contemporary dance company

Current projects

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

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MAKE

Tasdance is excited to announce its newest initiative to support the development of choreographic practice in Australia. This inaugural event will create a platform for focused groups of dance makers to share and explore choreographic practice.

In 2018 MAKE will provide space for women and those who identify as a woman to delve deep into the art of choreography.

Through Lloyd’s unique interest as a dance maker, she will share her ideas around choreography, lead conservation and mentor personal pursuits in dance building and crafting.

DATES December 10th-14th 
VENUE Tasdance 197 Wellington Street Launceston 
FEE Tasmanian choreographers $80
All interstate and international choreographers $190

FOR MORE INFORMATION info@tasdance.com.au

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FUTURE

Led by Tasdance and Stompin's Artistic Directors, Adam Wheeler & Caitlin Comerford. FUTURE is your chance to further develop your contemporary dance skills in a range of techniques, improvisation and choreography. 

The workshops will be guided in a non competitive environment with a key focus to prepare you for further training in dance and put you on the right path for a wholesome career in the dance industry.

DATES & TIMES Tuesdays 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th of November

VENUE Tasdance 197 Wellington Street Launceston 

FEE $12.50 per class or $40 for the set of four

FOR MORE INFORMATION info@tasdance.com.au

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YATRA

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 Gabriel Comerford and Adam Wheeler

COLLABORATING ARTISTS Sofie Burgoyne, Thomas E.S. Kelly, Rachel Arianne Ogle and Isabella Stone

BHUTANESE ARTISTS   Mon Rai, Obeth Sampang, Purni Pradhan, Bijay Tamang, Alisha Pradha, Binod Biswa, Yadav Mangar, Alicia Desumbuk Ay, Sital Chetri, Zenith Tamang, Majdur Subba, Bir Maya Khesang, Buddhi Rai, Binita Rai, Pabrita Tshaba Limbu, Manita Awana Hangkhim Rai, Gurungko Chora, Asmita Raina, Ajur Rai, Ganga Biswa, Nar Gurung, Bishal Rai, Dil Khaling, Poonam Gurung, Dolman Rai, Nar Biswa

PRODUCTION MANAGER Chris Jackson

recent WORKS

Tasdance has a rich history of diverse works by some of the country’s leading choreographers.

For our full list of works head to The Vault

Junjeiri Ballun - Gurul Guareima

Biologically dead yet teeming with life. Five bodies ebbing and flowing to the songlines of the river from the first nations to the locals today. Water splashing, rhythms vibrating, head banging dance that explores how we repair the damage through cultural, classical and contemporary movement, music and magic.

CHOREOGRAPHY Thomas E.S. Kelly

SOUND Thomas E.S. Kelly

COLLABORATING ARTISTS Sofie Burgoyne, Gabriel Comerford, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Isabella Stone

ARTISTIC LIAISONS Adam Wheeler & Carol Wellman

PRODUCER Alison Copley

Fragile Matter

…more than machinery we need humanity, more than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness… Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator 1940.

CHOREOGRAPHY Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

SOUND Murcof, Ben Frost, Alessandro Scarlatti, Amon Tobin, Jozef Van Wissem, Devo

DANCERS Gabriel Comerford, Robert Flehr, Bec Jones, Olivia McPherson, Jack Riley, Isabella Stone, Nikki Tarling, Robert Tinning

DESIGNERS Lighting: Luca Sirviö Recreated by Darren Wilmott Puppet: Dimitris Nassiakos

The Howl

It has become about the rupture between states of chaos and organisation. On the one hand the dancers rally, galvanise and move in the same direction. On the other they thrash, shatter and collapse. There is domination and there is tenderness as they crystallise into mechanistic parts and fall into the wild.

CHOREOGRAPHY Stephanie Lake

SOUND Matthew Hindson, Philip Glass, Jonny Greenwood and Arvo Part, performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

DANCERS Alana EverettBec JonesBrianna KellAlya ManzartHarrison Ritchie-JonesLuigi VescioTristian Carter

DESIGNERS Costume: Alexi Freeman Lighting: Damien Cooper

the vault

A digital archive of the people and work of

Tasdance since 1981

In partnership with Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

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