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It's a year long celebration

In 2024, it is 20 years since your humble beginnings as a small group of 8 dancers who decided to create a dance performance and stage it themselves.  

 

We are celebrating this year in a couple of ways.

Student Showcase

Theme for our 2024 Student Showcase is music from the company performances over the last 20 years.

Showcase will be performed on

Saturday 5 October

at Brighton Performing Arts Centre

Online Video Series

Each Friday night, we will be releasing one of our past performances on our YouTube channel.

 

These shows, rich in history and artistry, highlight the evolution of our performing company and the creative milestones we've achieved.​

 

Starts 31 May. Ends 30 August

Company Performance History

eMerge

2004

The emergence of a new dance company for adults, with a merging of dance with music and photography

Watch performance online

One Two Three

2005

Four different choreographic pieces  of predominantly modern contemporary dance genre, with varying and interesting themes, each of which consists of at least one solo, one duo, and one trio.

 

​Watch eMerge online

Singles

2006

“Singles” combines short snippets of contemporary dance, live music and film in the relaxed ambience of a cabaret setting.  “Singles” is a medley of short, individual pieces of dance, music or film, many with a theme inspired by the word “singles”.  The reference to “singles” may be as simple as a solo dancer or musician or the more thought provoking issue of isolation and the need for connection in our increasingly fast and mass marketed society.

Watch Singles online

mOcean

2007

A celebration of the Aussie love affair with the beach, and a reminder of the fragility of our marine and coastal environment

Watch mOcean online

Black Coffee

2009

Fully caffeinated dance in a 50s jazz club brew.

‘Black Coffee’ recreated the buzz of a 1950s jazz club, immersing patrons in music, movement, and espresso.

Served with a ten piece live jazz ensemble, vintage fashion and a subterranean cabaret vibe.

Watch Black Coffee online

Illuminate

2011, 2012, 2015

Shining  a light on new dance works developed through our choreographic incubator program, Expand, which encourages choreographers to develop new dance works by offering dancers, rehearsal space, peer support, mentoring and presentation opportunities.

Watch Illuminate 2011 online

Watch Illuminate 2012 online

Two Points of Reality

2012

A beautiful and haunting dance work that grew out of the Illuminate program. Created by choreographer and nurse Dan Turbill, the piece was staged independently at the Adelaide Fringe and was inspired by his experience of working with dementia patients.

Soul Night at the Cinnamon Lounge

2014

Imagine being in an underground soul club in Adelaide in the early 1970s, grooving to Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder and experiencing the turbulence and vitality of the era known as the 'pivot of change'. 

Watch Soul Night at the Cinnamon Lounge online

View timeline of key social events contributing to the Pivot of Change

Windswept

2021

Windswept was a pas de duex of dancers and music, a call and response dynamic that folds classical, jazz & blues into an evocation of diverse trigger points. Where Chopin, Nina & Beth Hart intersect, to sculpt  a nocturnal synthesis of ballet, contemporary, jazz, and a sprinkle of Flamenco.

Ruby Room

2021

Harking back to the model of Black Coffee and Cinnamon Lounge, The Ruby Room was the debut performance of our mature (over 50s) dance company, set in the 1920s in a fictional speak easy, the Ruby room.

Ruby Room Revamped

2022

 

An expanded version of The Ruby Room, incorporating diaglogue, characters, skits, and a hearty sing-a-long.

Midnight at the Blue Star

2023

An unforgettable night of jazz and swing dance, with a sprinkle of film noir intrigue.

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