About Dancehouse / Contact
"Dancehouse is a home of independent movers...it's got their back...it's under their feet...and carries them forward. It is radar, signal, transmitter and receiver. It is a homeland for Independent, the bold, the brave, the rare, the fragile."
- Hellen Sky, co-founder of Dancehouse
Artists and audiences alike are inspired by Australian contemporary dance to think, act and live creatively.
Dancehouse is Australia’s premier centre for independent dance. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the artform itself. With artists and audiences, we are co-creating a context for independent dance, in its diversity, to be accessed and appreciated. Together, we are nurturing dance making and dance thinking; we are building dance literacy and dance’s legacy.
We are artist-centred. As an artist-instigated organisation, we continue to centre the needs and ideas of the independent dance community in Melbourne and Australia.
Our vision is plural. Eschewing a singular creative vision, we bring together and nurture the individual visions of a varied and diverse community of artists and thinkers, who span dance and its expanded fields.
Dance experiences should be accessible. We work with communities to create opportunities for dance access, appreciation and participation.
We support the circulation of dance artists and ideas. We enable dance practitioners and dance knowledges to become more mobile, traversing boundaries of space and discipline.
Meet the people who make Dancehouse tick.