UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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NOISE
NORTH AUSTRALIAN FESTIVAL OF ARTS
31 JULY - 3 AUGUST

Presented as part of the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) program, NOISE is a brand new work of epic proportions, tailor made for Townsville with the local percussion community. 100 drummers will thump out a scintillating live score composed by Costa Hagiaglou (King Social, King Konz School of Music).

NOISE is a gathering, a united force of percussive energy and powerful dance designed to pull audience members into the present moment, to captivate attention and energy.

Join Dancenorth each evening for two FREE performances 6.00pm and 7.00pm at the Jezzine Barracks, 38-52 Howitt St, North Ward QLD.

Wednesday 31st July // Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, Australia

Thursday 1st August // Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, Australia

Friday 2nd August // Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, Australia

Saturday 3rd August // Jezzine Barracks, Townsville, Australia

 

COMMUNAL TABLE
PREVIEW SEASON
TOWNSVILLE


9 - 13 SEPTEMBER

Dancenorth will present four Preview performances of new multi sensorial work Communal Table to Townsville audiences, ahead of its World Premiere at Brisbane Festival 2019.

Communal Table sets out to illuminate the most basic of human desires through the sharing of four fundamental ingredients – food, wine, conversation and dance.

Tuesday 10th September // Dancenorth, Townsville, Australia

Wednesday 11th September // Dancenorth, Townsville, Australia

Thursday 12th September //Dancenorth, Townsville, Australia

Friday 13th September // Dancenorth, Townsville, Australia

COMMUNAL TABLE
WORLD PREMIERE
BRISBANE FESTIVAL
18 - 21 SEPTEMBER

Created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, and featuring choreography by eight of Australia’s leading dancemakers, Communal Table is a new multi sensorial work created for the adventurous, the curious and the brave.

Dinner, dance and dialogue will be served at The Joinery, in inner-Brisbane’s West End this September as part of the work's world premiere at Brisbane Festival 2019.

Wednesday 18th September // The Joinery, Brisbane, Australia

Thursday 19th September // The Joinery, Brisbane, Australia

Friday 20th September // The Joinery, Brisbane, Australia

Saturday 21st September // The Joinery, Brisbane, Australia


PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

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DUST
SYDNEY FESTIVAL
9 - 13 JANUARY

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push festival
Canada
18 - 19 january

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One Infinity
Sydney festival
23 - 27 january

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Stanford
America
24 - 25 january

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One infinity
perth festival
7 - 10 february

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merrigong theatre company
14 - 16 march

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10 days on the island, Tasmania
22 - 24 march

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monash, Melbourne


28 march

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bleach* festival
gold coast
17 -21 april

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joyce theatre
new york
29 april - 1 may

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clarice performing arts centre
4 may

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festival cultural de mayo, mexico
9-11 MaY

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spring performing arts festival
16 & 17 May

★★★★★ ‘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

Dust invites you to consider how we can scrutinise the past in order to shape the future. In Dust, the dancers attempt to agitate and illuminate the engineering of their own existence.

Wednesday 9th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Thursday 10th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Friday 11th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Saturday 12th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Sunday 13th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

‘Choreographically, Attractor channels a sense of frenzied possession - with dancers' flailing limbs and rubbery torsos endlessly energised by the music, by one another and by the dynamic of the group. The dancers are brilliant - free and technically wonderful. The music incorporates deep, human sounds as well as alienating cacophonies and blood curdling shrieks.’ Dance Australia

Friday 18 January // PuSh Festival, Vancouver Playhouse, Canada

Saturday 19 January // PuSh Festival, Vancouver Playhouse, Canada

 

★★★★★ - ‘A collaboration of staggering ambition, realised with a level of finesse that makes it a privilege to experience.’ - The Music

Sound and movement combine to create the hypnotic and meditative ritual One Infinity. Inspired by a Chinese ancient tale, this cross-cultural collaboration brings eastern and western traditions together for a shared experience of beauty and contemplation. 

Wednesday 23rd January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Thursday 24th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Friday 25th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Saturday 26th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

Sunday 27th January // Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia

 

'Senyawa focus intently on the movement, keeping time with the dancers as they twitch to each strum or frenzied chant. As well as sharing a stage space, boundaries between musicians and dancers are blurred when the musicians are incorporated into the choreography; sometimes even carried and dragged around the space, leaving sweat trails.’ - The Music.


Thursday 24 January // Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, USA

Friday 25 January // Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, USA

 

‘I know I felt purely happy through the whole performance. It felt rare, like being allowed to rehearse a utopian vision of how human beings can be together, in a gentle space that permits us all to make something beautiful.’ – Witness Performance

Thursday 7 February // His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia

Friday 8 February // His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia

Saturday 9 February // His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia

Saturday 9 February // His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia

★★★★★ ‘It is as if we are witnessing some ancient ritual in a sacred space. This effect is accentuated by the configuration of the Powerhouse Theatre, with the audience in tiers of seats rising above the stage, as in an Ancient Greek theatre.’ – XS Entertainment 

Thursday 14 March // IPAC IMB Theatre, Merrigong, Australia

Friday 15 March // IPAC IMB Theatre, Merrigong, Australia

Saturday 16 March // IPAC IMB Theatre, Merrigong, Australia

Saturday 16 March // IPAC IMB Theatre, Merrigong, Australia

Sunday 10 February // His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, Australia

 

‘Dust will, in that ineffable, higher-power-of-art way, move you.’ - Time Out

A mesmerising study of human potential from Dancenorth, the new superstars of Australian contemporary dance. Played out against a beautifully designed and ever transforming set from Tasmania’s own Liminal Spaces, with haunting live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss, this is a show you’ll never forget.

Friday 22 March // The Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia

Saturday 23 March // The Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia

Sunday 24 March // The Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre, Tasmania, Australia



★★★★ 1/2 ‘Dust is an exquisite work; a powerful piece of contemporary dance that flirts with potentially heavy-handed imagery but never succumbs to the obvious. Cohesive and fluid, it integrates movement and design beautifully… Dust is a richly evocative work.’ - ArtsHub

Sound and movement combine to create the hypnotic and meditative ritual One Infinity. Inspired by a Chinese ancient tale, this cross-cultural collaboration brings eastern and western traditions together for a shared experience of beauty and contemplation. 

Thursday 28 March // Alexander Theatre, Melbourne, Australia


 


Tectonic brings dance outside and into nature. While we’re watching the performance, we’re also enjoying the glorious outdoor lifestyle of the Gold Coast.

A multi-layered event, Tectonic is a highly physical contemporary dance spectacle and an interactive installation.

Wednesday 17th April // Burleigh Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

Thursday 18th April // Burleigh Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

Friday 19th April // Burleigh Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

Saturday 20th April // Burleigh Beach, Gold Coast, Australia

Sunday 21st April // Burleigh Beach, Gold Coast, Australia




‘Choreographically, Attractor channels a sense of frenzied possession - with dancers' flailing limbs and rubbery torsos endlessly energised by the music, by one another and by the dynamic of the group. The dancers are brilliant - free and technically wonderful. The music incorporates deep, human sounds as well as alienating cacophonies and blood curdling shrieks.’ Dance Australia



Monday 29th April // Joyce Theatre, New York, USA

Tuesday 30th April // Joyce Theatre, New York, USA

Wednesday 1st May // Joyce Theatre, New York, USA

 

★★★★½ Watching this work is an electric experience; it is a highly successful collaboration between Australian and international artists that is evenly balanced and rich’' - Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

Saturday 4th May // Kay Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Centre, Maryland, USA

 

'Senyawa focus intently on the movement, keeping time with the dancers as they twitch to each strum or frenzied chant. As well as sharing a stage space, boundaries between musicians and dancers are blurred when the musicians are incorporated into the choreography; sometimes even carried and dragged around the space, leaving sweat trails.’ - The Music.

Thursday 9th May // DeGollado Theatre, Guadalajara, Mexico

Saturday 11th May // DeGollado Theatre, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

‘What makes this show so remarkable is that all the collaborators manage to harness this wild energy without reducing its power or falling into a maximalist sort of chaos. The show is still very choreographed and very smart. At moments, there were shades Ohad Naharin’s Gaga technique in the way that the freedom of ecstatic dance was worked into the dynamics of a highly trained troupe.’ - Oregon Artswatch

Thursday 16th May // 8.30pm // Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht, Holland

Friday 17th May // 9.00pm // Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht, Holland