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Wed 15 - Sat 18 Jun, 2022


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Wed–Fri 6pm + 6.45pm + 7.30pm + 8.15pm
Sat 4.15pm + 6pm + 6.45pm + 7.30pm + 8.15pm


30 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 15+
Contains strobe lighting
Trigger warning graphic and sexual violence

Presented by Claire Marshall in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Permutations is an immersive dance film installation that positions the audience in the centre of large screens where a multiple point-of-view story unfolds.

In 1982, two sisters aged 16 and 17 farewell their darling mother and her newlywed husband on their honeymoon vacation. However, the short trip soon becomes an extended holiday and the siblings are left to fend for themselves with the help of the neighbour and the local milkman. What unfolds is a story of two young women cast into a grown-up world – a spiral of abandonment, self-discovery, and recklessness at a time when missing person cases run rampant in the sleepy city.

Featuring four stunning dancers, Richard Causer, Bella Hood, Lucy Hood and Jacob Watton, this new dance film by Claire Marshall occurs as an installation, immersing the audience in the centre of four screens.

Evoking dark undertones, the experience of Permutations takes a ‘multiple point-of-view’ structure whereby the audience is able to choose their view of the four characters and of the alternative perspectives of the story unfolding. 

Permutations has been rescheduled to Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances.


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Claire Marshall is an Australian choreographer most known for her dance films, live immersive contemporary dance projects, and choreography of music videos. Claire has developed a strong choreographic voice, unique aesthetic and a passion for exploring storytelling in her choreography and films. Claire is a graduate of QUT’s Bachelor of Arts (Dance), and has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she focused on her dance film practice. Claire has made numerous choreographic works in Brisbane over the past twenty years including SlowDive and Flaunt at the Brisbane Powerhouse that saw sold-out seasons, acclaimed reviews, and subsequent tours in Queensland between 2010 and 2016. Claire has choreographed for Expressions Dance Company (now ADC), QUT and various youth ensembles among other commissions. Over the past 20 years Claire has choreographed numerous music videos for artists including Darren Hayes, Megan Washington, Elizabeth Rose, Little Birdy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Powderfinger, The Sleepy Jackson, The Living End, John Butler Trio, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Tycho Brahe and tours for Savage Garden, Darren Hayes and a video projection for ‘Father Figure’ for George Michael’s 25 Tour in 2006. Claire discovered her passion for dance film while making her Australian Dance Award nominated Pulse at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2012. In 2015 her acclaimed dance film Ward of State won an Australian Dance Award, and was screened internationally in 2016 including at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival where Claire travelled to as a finalist. Since then, Claire has become a leading artist in her field with her Australian Dance Award nominated 2019 film Shift winning the ‘Best of Fest’ in the 48th Dance on Camera Festival, New York, and screened in numerous festivals over the globe including the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne (Burgundy, France), London International Screen Dance Festival and recently in the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). Claire’s following film Void has also received critical acclaim with programming in several international festivals in Ireland, Greece, Germany, Russia, Italy, Venezuela, Portugal and most recently at Dancehouse Melbourne. Her most recent film Love Song is scheduled to premiere in Moscow in December 2021. Bringing together Claire’s passion for dance filmmaking and trademark immersive theatre experiences, Permutations marks Claire’s 9th dance film project at a location where she made some of her most memorable work.   

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