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