Welcome to Dancehouse,

Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. We are a site for developing challenging, invigorating and socially engaged moving art. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the art form itself. Our programs generate a kaleidoscope of opportunities and sit at a confluence of circulations: of makers, ideas, spaces, contexts, publics, disciplines and territories.



The first half of the year saw an invigorating second edition of the Keir Choreographic Award and a most thought-provoking public program, which brought to Melbourne some of the most stimulating minds of current dance thinking – watch and listen to it all here.
The second half of this year's Dancehouse program continues to focus on the practices of thought of some remarkable artists whom we feel privileged to have here, namely Housemate artist in residence
Matthew Day, who will premier his new work, ASSEMBLAGE #1 in late November, French-Chorographer Nacera Belaza and Indigenous Australian artist Sarah Jane Norman whose pieces trouble and transgress the boundaries and borders of bodies, thereby intervening and reworking their modes of circulation and dis-location. Sydney choreographer, Tess de Quincey, and Peter Fraser present their sophisticated extravaganza of sound, light and movement, and Myriam Gourfink (FR), whose remarkably nuanced choreographic scores are generated through principles of yoga-based cellular breathing, is our 2016 Learning Curve mentor.
With them and the many other artists in this program, Dancehouse continues to be the site and situation that enables those forces of making and bodily becoming that can affect our atrophied sense of care in relation to what matters: matter, imagination, politics, ethics, being together, returning to being.

~ Angela Conquet