dANCENORTH’s cultural exchange with poruma island community


The Dancenorth Education and Outreach team have recently returned from a wonderful week of cultural exchange on Poruma Island, working with the incredible students from Ngurpay Lag Primary School.

The week was spent exploring, sharing and learning along side the Poruma Island Community. The Dancenorth team facilitated workshops that explored the Company repertoire whilst encouraging creative thinking through our artform.

We would like to thank Phillemon Mosby, the Ngurpay Lag Primary School staff and students, the Urab dancers and the Poruma Island community for welcoming us as part of your family.


dust to be presented at Sydney festival 2019

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After a successful World Premiere season at Brisbane Festival 2018, Dancenorth are over the moon to be presenting our captivating new work Dust at Sydney Festival 2019.

Dust is an adventurous new collaboration created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion) and an architecturally designed set by award winning Liminal Studio. Dust is as an investigation into the architecture of passive personal, social, cultural and political inheritance.

★★★★★ "This is a work capable of expressive depth without the need for polemic hyperbole, and in an age when our lives are perpetually bombarded by outrage, from both ends of the political spectrum, such measured, thoughtful commentary can speak louder than any angry words." – The Music

★★★★ ½ “An exquisite work; a powerful piece of contemporary dance.” – ArtsHub

Wednesday 9th January // 7.30pm // Carriageworks

Thursday 10th January // 8pm // Carriageworks

Friday 11th January // 8pm // Carriageworks

Saturday 12th January // 6pm // Carriageworks

Sunday 13th January // 5pm // Carriageworks

Tickets are now on sale. Please click the link below to purchase.

dANCENORTH welcomes young artists for secondment week 2018


Dancenorth has recently invited 22 young dance artists from Australia and New Zealand to participate in a 5-day full-time secondment program.

The program incorporates company class/skills training, creative workshops and Dancenorth repertoire.

This program is absolutely free, Dancenorth’s gift to the dance community. 

dANCENORTH announces the inaugural Indigenous cross artform Residency  


For the first time, Dancenorth in partnership with Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts has expanded its Artist Residency in the Tropics (A.R.T.) Program to offer opportunities to Queensland based Indigenous community groups and individual artists seeking support for an arts-related project.

This inaugural Indigenous Cross-artform Residency presents the unique opportunity to utilise the Dancenorth studio space for a period of two weeks to undertake a project across any artform.  

The successful artist for Dancenorth’s 2018 Indigenous Cross-artform Residency is Zane Saunders. Zane joined Dancenorth in October where used the opportunity to continue developing choreographic and conceptual content for his new work Spirit.

"This opportunity enabled further investigation of my new work Spirit, a project that will encourage Indigenous Australians to see the importance and relevance of culture and our inherent Spiritualities which are essential to our survival and connection to our lands. My intention was to draw on local Contextualised Aboriginal Spiritualities for the purpose of restoring the spiritual base of our people for their wellbeing into the future." Said Zane.

As part of his time with Dancenorth, Zane presented a thought-provoking presentation of his newest development Spirit to a local Townsville audience.

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Director Jonathan Mcburnie facilitated a post performance Q+A with Zane that touched on the importance and relevance of culture and our inherent Spiritualities.

“My time with Dancenorth gave me further reassurance and belief in the direction I am heading. It allowed me to establish and maintain important artistic relationships with such great people at Dancenorth and the Townsville Community.” - Zane Saunders.



Dancenorth are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in securing support from the Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 dollar-for-dollar matched fundraising program, designed to boost the fundraising efforts of small to medium not-for-profit arts organisations.

Creative Partnerships is a national organisation that works with the arts, business and philanthropic sectors, as well as government, to support sustainable creative industries in Australia.

Throughout the Plus1 campaign, Dancenorth aim to raise $50,000 to enable us to continue this extraordinary work and share it both nationally and internationally. It will ensure that we continue the vitally important work we do with diverse and minority groups across Queensland, using dance to support enhance, inspire and heal – bringing communities together.

We are committed to taking our donors on this important journey with us and engaging the support of our local community to help secure a sustainable future for Dancenorth providing greater access to the Arts for all Queenslanders.

“The Plus1 matched dollar funding will be fundamental to enable Dancenorth to invest in our regional, national and international presence and ensure we continue to positively impact on the lives of many, through the work that we create and take to the world, whilst continuing the essential and vital work of our community enrichment projects, leading a long term and lasting legacy for years to come.

Dancenorth is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.

To contribute towards Dancenorth’s Plus1 Campaign, please click the link below.

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