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By Dancenorth Australia

Wed 21 - Sat 24 Sep, 2022


Powerhouse Theatre

Adult $45*
Concession $39*

*plus transaction fee $6.90


Wed-Sat 8pm


55 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for all ages
Contains strobe, haze/smoke effects + loud sounds

Presented by Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse

Part of

Brisbane Festival

By the stars, the waves, and the sun, we find our way. 

Physical exuberance, sonic resonance, and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music and visual art. 

Directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page, Dancenorth joins forces with three-time Grammy nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin to create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility. 

An undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score, immersing audiences in a new sonic dimension. Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart-expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes for this sublime new performance, featuring lighting design by Niklas Pajanti. 

A summoning of collective awe and wonder, this performance promises to be one of the great theatrical events of the year. 

“I have never seen anything like this. Nobody has. Brisbane Festival could have run this show for another two weeks and it would have sold out every night.” – Phil Brown on Red (2021) by Dancenorth Australia 

“Captivating, visceral and wildly impressive.” – Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane 

Image by Amber Haines


Please note, there will be no alcohol permitted in the theatre for this performance.

The performances on Fri 23 and Sat 24 Sept are being filmed, including audience reactions. If you do not wish to be filmed, please contact Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office on 3358 8600 to reserve appropriate seating.


As a major champion of the arts in regional North Queensland, Dancenorth balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating compelling contemporary dance that tours the globe. Led by Artistic Director, Kyle Page (2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellow), Executive Director Hillary Coyne and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, Dancenorth is an integral part of the Australian dance ecology making a significant contribution to the dance sector and building literacy around contemporary dance nationally.

Dancenorth is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies having presented work in over 35 International Arts Festivals and venues around Australia and the world. As a model for making outstanding art in a regional community, Dancenorth has received several accolades including the prestigious 2017 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Group Award, Australian Dance Award (Best Community Dance Award), Greenroom Award (Best Ensemble If_Was_), two Helpmann awards for the MFI Commissioned work Attractor (Best Dance Production and Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production) and a Greenroom award for Composition / Sound Design for Attractor, along with numerous other nominations.

Dancenorth empowers and supports artists by providing a creative hub for many artistic voices including a diverse range of choreographers, guest collaborators, artists in residence and dancers. Alongside our professional ensemble and touring productions sits an equally vital pillar of focus, the Community Experience Projects. Driven by a dedicated team, Dancenorth works with diverse and minority communities across Queensland using dance to support, enhance, inspire and heal – bringing communities together.


Concept, Direction and Choreography: Amber Haines and Kyle Page
Lighting Designer: Niklas Pajanti
Composition: Hiatus Kaiyote
Sound Art and Designer: Byron J. Scullin
Sound Sculpture Design, Construction and Implementation: Robert Larsen and Nicholas Roux
Visual Design: Hiromi Tango
Design Associate: Chloe Greaves
Design Assistant: Jeanette Hutchinson
Performers/ Choreographers: Marlo Benjamin, Sabine Crompton-Ward, Nelson Earl, Tiana Lung, Damian Meredith, Felix Sampson, Michael Smith


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