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Supercell

Festival of Contemporary Dance

Presented by Supercell in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Beauty, ferocity, spectacle and rejuvenation.

Festival of Contemporary Dance is back in 2019 with a jam-packed program celebrating bodies in motion. From 30 March – 7 April 2019 at Brisbane Powerhouse and city surrounds, Supercell presents a stellar line-up of internationally-acclaimed artists using contemporary dance to spark critical dialogue and social change.

SPLIT
LUCY GUERIN INC.
WED 03 APR
7:30pm

Visy Theatre
Adult $38
Concession $25

This is a square, a stage, a world, a life. Space is getting tighter and time is getting shorter. In Split, the dancers Melanie Lane and Lilian Steiner, one clothed and one naked, are framed by ever-diminishing dimensions of space and time with escalating intensity, reveling in Lucy Guerin’s sharp, elegant choreography. Split received a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Dancer (Lilian Steiner) and four Green Room Awards among other nominations.

 

HK STORIES: AN EVENING OF SHORT WORKS
THU 04 APR
7:30pm

Visy Theatre
Adult $38
Concession $25

An evening of short works from three of Hong Kong’s acclaimed independent dance artists. Unpacking 21st century themes of urbanisation, censorship and transcultural communication, this triple bill is a snapshot into hot topics from this global new-world city. Works presented: in,visible(cities) by Wayson Poon, Nook by Rebecca Pik-Kei Wong and Folding Echoes by Joseph Lee.

 

JUPITER ORBITING
JOSHUA PETHER
FRI 05 APR
7:30pm
Visy Theatre
Adult $38
Concession $25

Jupiter Orbiting is an immersive exploration of personal identity through a science fiction narrative. As fact and fiction collide within a highly sensorial environment, the performer and audience form a shared bond which explores perceptions of mental health, our relationship to trauma and our ability for empathy.

 

FORECAST 2.0: THE SINGAPORE PROJECT
SAT 06 APR
7:30pm

Visy Theatre
Adult $38
Concession $25

Following a sell-out season in 2018, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance presents Forecast 2.0: The Singapore Project, featuring Singapore’s finest independent artists alongside T.H.E Dance Company. Three captivating works invite us on a journey of self-contemplation that questions our identity as citizens of this fast-paced and constantly changing world. Works presented: NAMUH by Amelia Chong, Double by Albert Tiong and Un-form by T.H.E Company.

 

INDEX: THE INDEPENDENT DANCE EXCHANGE
THU 04 APR – SAT 06 APR
6pm

Turbine Studio
Admit $20

Supercell proudly presents the 2019 Independent Dance Exchange, or as it’s more fondly known, INDEX. A series of short performative showings, INDEX profiles three Queensland indie dance artists with robust ideas and developing works. This fundamental festival offering provides a platform for home grown artists to work on new material, and, seek input from peers and audience members into the ongoing creation and construction of their work. Each INDEX showing includes a post-performance Q&A facilitated by a Supercell guest artist.

THU 4 APRQuantum Entanglement
Choreographed by Lauren Sherlock in collaboration with dancers.

FRI 5 APR – Plastic Belly
Choreographed by Courtney Scheu in collaboration with Itamar Freed.

SAT 6 APR – Explain Normal
Created by Daniele Constance in collaboration with Nerida Matthaei, Phluxus2 Dance Collective and Aha Ensemble.

 

THEY GATHER
THU 04 APR
9.30pm
Turbine Studio
Admit $30

They Gather explores and creates states of being and people coming together: in vulnerability, in celebration, to be heard, to survive, to find meaning. Blending visceral and sensitive movement with original soundscapes and voice, They Gather asks us to engage with our peers, our environment and our humanity.

 

ANGEL-MONSTER
FRI 05 APR + SAT 06 APR
9.30pm
Turbine Studio

Admit $30

Angel-monster is a contemporary dance installation created by Phluxus2 Dance Collective. As a vehicle for confession and protest, the work reveals experiences of what it is to be female in the face of juxtaposing campaigns such as the #idontneedfeminismbecause and #metoo. Driven from personal narratives, angel-monster is a contribution to the important social commentary around gender equality and the growing public stand against predators. Phluxus2 Dance Collective is an award-winning Brisbane company known for creating boundary bashing contemporary work. Angel-monster is their latest creation set to tour in 2019. Presented by Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and Phluxus2 Dance Collective.

 

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Accommodation
Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.