Jerry Remkes is Programmer Performing Arts at Arts Centre Melbourne. Arts Centre Melbourne operates a total of five venues, three of which are used for theatre and dance – ranging in audience capacity from almost 400 seats to 2,100 seats. Arts Centre Melbourne is home to resident dance companies the Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, and host to various dance performances in the Melbourne Festival. In recent years, Arts Centre Melbourne presented works from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Nederlands Dans Theater, Pilobolus, Australian Dance Theatre, Shaun Parker & Company and Force Majeure. In 2017, it will present Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies, and will host – as part of the festival Asia TOPA – various national and international dance companies, such as Tao Dance Theatre from China, EkosDance Company from Indonesia, Lucy Guerin Inc and Dance North from Australia, and the National Ballet of China.