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BATTLE MASSIVE

Witness a celebration of urban dance culture, and a battle on the streets of Melbourne! Dance Massive’s flagship free outdoor event BATTLE MASSIVE will create an engaging environment to showcase the diverse street dance communities that give our city vibrancy all year round. BATTLE MASSIVE has partnered with local dance communities including Brothers in Arms, …

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WITNESS SALON

Book to see a show, then enjoy an after-drink and an informal but facilitated conversation with the critics from WITNESS performances. WITNESS SALONS are all about what you think: it’s a chance to talk through your responses and articulate your ideas in a relaxed conversation. WITNESS is one of Australia’s most exciting new critical initiatives, opening up conversations …

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SCRIBE

For millennia, in many cultures, scribes have held sacred administrative roles – offering written transactions and brokering exchanges between parties. Led by Leisa Shelton, Scribe is a public participatory work bridging the experience of audiences, the intentions of artists and the extraordinary meetings that occur between the two through performance. Throughout Dance Massive, audiences are invited to have their …

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DIRtywork: Lecture-Performance

LECTURE PERFORMANCE In her solo lecture-performance, Rosalind Crisp asks how dance might embody, understand and connect to the unfolding extinction crisis in East Gippsland. A response to Crisp’s profound sense of loss and responsibility for the devastation of the country that has allowed her to share in the spoils of colonialism, DIRtywork has arisen from years …

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Adherence

PROCESS SHARING & CRITICAL DIALOGUE Sandra Parker uses this somewhat unconventional platform for intimate sharing and critical dialogue to dig deeply into the interrogations raised by the process, theme and production of her work-in-progress Adherence. Drawing on themes of power and authority, this new work examines the potential for change through human persistence, endurance, will and …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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OVERTURE : FULL EDIT

After wowing audiences and critics alike with the sell-out performance of OVERTURE in August 2018, Lloyd returns to Arts House bringing this dance show to life onscreen. Join her as she introduces these special screenings. When dance artist Jo Lloyd was young, she would pretend to interview famous people she’d like to meet. OVERTURE is …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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WE MOVE YOU: Sensorial Experiences

WE MOVE YOU gives audiences new ways of appreciating choreography by first experiencing it corporeally. Upon arrival, audiences will be guided into experiencing the dance of the artist with their own body before watching the performance. This invitation embodies the idea that dance is the most participatory art form, best understood through dancing. *Tickets for …

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THE BOTCHAN RETREAT

Created by Running Man (Nathan Smith and Max Pollard) and inspired by the Japanese literary classic Botchan and the Matsuyama locale, The Botchan Retreat is a darkly comedic dance film about the detrimental effects of corporate culture on vibrancy, freedom and happiness. Presented by Dancehouse and Japan Contemporary Dance Network as part of Dance Massive 2019 …

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CINEMATIC EXPERIMENTS

Cinematic Experiments is a playful interactive multi-media installation in which early cinema techniques and digital dance are layered and animated. Starting with a library of analogue and digital source material, media artists Margie Medlin, Rhian Hinkley, Olaf Meyer and James Wilkinson will devise a series of experiments that combine motion graphics with digital dance choreography by …

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SIMULCAST

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 and produced by Chunky Move in association with Tasdance and Yellow Wheel, SIMULCAST is a solo for celebrated Australian dancer James O’Hara, supported by …

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