CREATED BY AMBER HAINES AND KYLE PAGE
This world premiere from Dancenorth sets out to illuminate the most basic of human desires through the sharing of four fundamental ingredients – food, wine, conversation and dance. Food and wine have long been fundamental tenets of social interaction, providing sustenance to both the body and mind; conversation and dancing add to this long celebrated social alchemy, creating a viscerally immersive, embodied experience.
Created by Kyle Page, Amber Haines, Hillary Coyne, Kelly Ryall, Nik Pajanti, Andrew Treloar, Liminal Objects and the Dancenorth ensemble, in collaboration with the inimitable John Armstrong, Global Philosopher in Chief of the School of Life, and featuring choreography by Kristina Chan, Thomas E.S. Kelly, Melanie Lane, Jo Lloyd, Gabrielle Nankivell, Kyle Page, Daniel Riley and Lee Serle, Communal Table is an evening for the adventurous, the curious and the brave.
Communal Table sets out to illuminate the most basic of human desires.
What if we were to arrive as strangers, and leave as friends?
PREVIEW SEASON - TOWNSVILLE 10 - 13 SEPTEMBER
Join four extraordinary performers and 44 guests for a shared dining experience in an evening for the adventurous, the curious and the brave.
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON - BRISBANE FESTIVAL 18 - 21 SEPTEMBER
Join eight extraordinary performers and 88 guests as we co-create a collective artwork, brought to life by the sharing of four fundamental ingredients; food, wine, conversation and dancing.
cast, crew and Creatives
Concept/Direction/Choreography – Kyle Page, Amber Haines
Philosopher in Chief, School of Life – John Armstrong
Music – Kelly Ryall
Lighting Design – Niklas Pajanti
Set and Costume Design – Andrew Treloar
Tables Designed by Liminal Objects – Peta Heffernan and Elvio Brianese
Dramaturgy – Lee Serle
Assistant Lighting Designer - Tom Roach
Kristina Chan in collaboration with Mason Kelly
Thomas E.S. Kelly in collaboration with Felix Sampson
Melanie Lane in collaboration with Georgia Rudd
Jo Lloyd in collaboration Jenni Large
Gabrielle Nankivell in collaboration with Samantha Hines
Kyle Page in collaboration with Amber Haines
Daniel Riley in collaboration with Jack Ziesing
Lee Serle in collaboration with Ashley McLellan
Performers/Collaborators – Amber Haines, Samantha Hines, Mason Kelly, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Georgia Rudd, Felix Sampson and Jack Ziesing
Production Manager Felicity Organ-Moore
Stage Manager Carly O’Neill
Audio Engineer Jon Niehaus