The theatre is transformed into a pulsating nocturnal universe as Melanie Lane’s exhilarating NIGHTDANCE returns to Arts House.

Traditional dance forms are turned on their head as Lane and her co-performers move between exotic dance, techno, burlesque and pop. Join them on a transformative journey through sound, space and light and into the world of night-time entertainment. As you navigate the social, sensual and cerebral goings on that happen in a club after dark, the lines between entertainer and punter become blurred – are the performers there for your entertainment or their own enjoyment? Are you the audience, a customer or a voyeur?

With an original score from UK music producer Clark (Warp records), light design by Ben Bosco Shaw and special guest appearances from local club entertainers and artists, NIGHTDANCE is an immersive experience set to challenge your perceptions of club culture.

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive 2019


Melanie Lane
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Thu 21 - Sun 24 March

Thu 21 – Sat 23 March, 9:00pm
Sun 24 March, 8:00pm
(50 Mins)

Meat Market
5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne

Tickets $35* $30¤ $25†
Full * Concession ¤ Locals †

Warnings — Smoke effects or haze, strobe lighting, loud music
Accessibility — Wheelchair access


Choreographer & Director
Melanie Lane
Lilian Steiner, Gregory Lorenzutti, Chris Clark, Benjamin Hancock
Lilian Steiner, Gregory Lorenzutti, Melanie Lane
Guest performers
Benjamin Hancock, Sidney Saayman, Ryan Ritchie
Sound designer & Composition
Chris Clark
Lighting designer
Bosco Shaw
Performance advisors
Lily Paskas, Holly Durant, Lauren Runge
Freya Waterson
Producer for development
Jessica Morris Payne
Bryony Jackson