As Much Again is a double bill choreographed by Sarah Ronnie Bruce and Eve Newton-Johnson in two parts. When does obsession and infatuation start to give new life to the elements around us? When things go bad, how are we supposed to act, to be, to survive?

Part 1: Wilson - An exploration and obsession over the inanimate to give them life, importance, meaning and even a name.

Choreographed by Sarah Ronnie Bruce, Wilson is an exploration and obsession into giving the inanimate life, importance, meaning and even a name. Ultimately, this obsession leads to the questioning of our relationship with ourselves, others, and the inanimate. Can personifying these inanimate objects make us feel more than our relationship with humans?


Part 2: everything's coming up roses - When things go bad are we allowed to let it show? Make sure you never ever cry over spilt milk. Cover dull life with laughter. Be triumphant in all things.

everything's coming up roses asks the question of when things go bad are we allowed to let it show? Make sure you never ever cry over spilt milk. Cover dull life with laughter. Be triumphant in all things.


Choreographed and performed by Sarah Ronnie Bruce with Jack Riley
Music composition: Max Dowling

everything's coming up roses:
Choreographed by Eve Newton-Johnson
Performers: Arabella Frahn-Starkie, Anna Macindoe, Tamsin McLinden, Brydie O'Brien



Sarah Ronnie Bruce

Sarah Ronnie Bruce is a Melbourne-based dancer and creator who was awarded Most Outstanding Undergraduate in 2013 and the inaugural Choreographic Scholarship Award in 2014. Prior to studying at the VCA, Sarah was part of Chunky Move's Next Move project It Sounds Silly directed by Adam Wheeler and also performed in Yellow Wheel's PUSH Ensemble for the work Dance Robot Dance. She also completed a secondment with 2nd Toe Dance Collective.  Sarah has participated in various workshops including the One Body One Career workshop offered by Chunky Move three years in a row which has extended her interest in Countertechnique created by Chunky Move's artistic director Anouk van Dijk. She also completed a two-week internship with Chunky Move in 2014.

Sarah's interest in choreography extends right back to her studies in high school. Sarah has produced solo works for both the Short and Sweet Dance Festival in 2012, SPLASH! in 2012 and 2013 and the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2013. Sarah's solo was selected to perform in the Audience Choice Gala at the Short and Sweet Dance Festival. She has also completed a three-week choreographic residency at Lionel's Bar.  Sarah performed her solo See Through at the 2015 Tilde New Music Festival. In 2015, Sarah was part of Gary Abraham's Dirty Pretty Theatre Company for his work The Lonely Wolf which premiered at MTC in June 2015 as part of the NEON Festival. Sarah continues to create and choreograph works which focus on her interest into the real and imagined worlds created within her kinesphere.

Jack Riley

Jack Riley is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, after a successful audition in September 2013. He has seven years of contemporary dance experience under his belt, training and creating with QL2 Dance's Quantum Leap youth dance ensemble under Artistic Director Ruth Osborne. This included six major projects performed at the Canberra Playhouse, working with guest choreographers including: Marko Panzic, Reed Luplau, Anton, Adam Wheeler, Dean Cross, Daniel Riley McKinley, Lina Limosani, Jodie Farrugia and Matt Cornell.

Jack has a ten year background in elite competitive Judo, representing at club, state, national and international level, and placing in the top three at national level for six consecutive years. This strong martial arts training has allowed Jack to delve deeper into discovering different movement qualities and create his own unique style of dancing. 

In 2013/14 Jack was commissioned to Perform the solo piece 'Building Elvis', by the National Portrait Gallery, this was choreographed on Jack by Ruth Osborne and had twelve performances at the NGA as part of the Elvis at 21 exhibition. 

Jack intends on pursuing his dance career further at the VCA and hopes to gain employment after he graduates in a contemporary dance company. 


everything's coming up roses

Eve Newton-Johnson

Eve Newton-Johnson is a dancer/choreographer who graduated from Perth College, having been chosen to perform her Original Solo Composition in the 2010 WACE Performing Arts concert.  Since graduating, Eve has tutored in dance at Perth College, as well as at danceLAB's contemporary dance classes in Perth, WA.

From 2007–2009 Eve participated in STEPS Youth Dance Company's FREERANGE, and performed in / toured with STEPS' major production Phoenix in 2010. From 2010–2012, Eve was invited to take part in STEP'S Militia class series, and was selected as choreographer for the 2011 major season Compact Dance. Following this, she was asked to be the Developing Artist / Assistant Choreographer for the 2012 major season Try Hard. After winning the STEPS Scholarship for 2012, Eve travelled to Durham, North Carolina and participated in the American Dance Festival's six-week school. As well as this, she was asked to fill the position of Company Representative on the STEPS Youth Dance Company Board.

In 2012 she performed in choreographer Brooke Leeder's new work Not Even NY for STRUT's MoveMe festival in Perth, WA.

Eve is in her final year of study at Deakin University, which will complete her Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance). Here she has performed in works by Olivia Millard, Shaun McLeod and Dianne Reid. Whilst in Melbourne she has been working and performing with Adam Wheeler’s youth dance company Yellow Wheel. She has performed in works by Adam Wheeler and Josh Lowe as well as creating and performing in works with her fellow peers. Eve created a duet, we’re standing on the moon, staring at the sun, with Madison Phillips, which was accepted into and performed at the Short and Sweet Festival in Melbourne in 2013. In late 2014, Eve received a grant from Propel Youth Arts in order to develop and present her work everything’s coming up roses in the 2015 Perth Fringe Festival. This work will be slightly re-developed for the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival and presented as part of a double bill, As Much Again, at Dancehouse.

Arabella Frahn-Starkie

Arabella Frahn-Starkie is currently studying her second year at the Victorian College of the Arts. Prior to her training at the VCA she danced with Yellow Wheel youth dance company. In 2014 she presented her first choreographic work as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Arabella has worked with Australian dance artists such as Sandra Parker, Lee Serle, Jo Lloyd, Adam Wheeler and Amber McCartney. Dance is one of her greatest loves and she can’t wait to see where it takes her.

Anna Macindoe

Anna recently graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance). During her time at VCA, Anna worked with choreographers Rochelle Carmichael, Vivienne Rogers, Anna Smith, Becky Hilton, Prue Lang and Stephanie Lake. In 2013, Anna was part of Becky Hilton's work Groupness which was part of Lucy Guerin Inc's Pieces for Small Spaces. This year, Anna has been involved with a project called An Artist in Your Backyard which is a community project based in Princes Hill Housing Estate.

Tamsin McLinden 

Originally from Western Australia, Tamsin moved to Melbourne in 2012 to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). In her first year of study at the VCA, Tamsin was awarded the Agnes Robertson Scholarship (Dance).

Prior to leaving Western Australia, Tamsin completed her Certificate II in Dance at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 2009-2010. Tamsin had also been a member of STEPS Youth Dance Company from 2008-2012. While with STEPS, Tamsin choreographed a short Dance Theatre work titled Say Cheese as part of COMPACT DANCE (2011), and embarked on a regional tour to Kalgoorlie and Albany presenting STEPS work Phoenix. In 2011, Tamsin was employed by The Barking Gecko Theatre Company for the creative development of the Dance Theatre work Driving into Walls. 

In 2013 Tamsin performed in Becky Hilton’s work Groupness as part of Lucy Guerin’s Pieces for Small Spaces. In 2014 Tamsin choreographed a Dance Theatre work titled Girt By Sea, which was presented in triple bill 'Cerebral Cortex’ as part of the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival. During her time at VCA Tamsin worked with Fiona Cameron, Natalie Cursio, Anna Smith, Becky Hilton, Stephanie Lake and Lina Limosani. 

Brydie O’Brien

Brydie is a Melbourne based dancer who began her dance education at a ballet school in Yarraville back in 2000. She danced there for 14 years and has been teaching there since 2008. Upon the completion of her high school education, Brydie also completed her Certificate II in Dance. She is now studying contemporary dance at Deakin University.

Earlier this year, Brydie travelled to New York City to study intensively with New York based contemporary dance artists.  Whilst there, she was asked to be a part of an interactive performance piece Micro, a collaboration between dancer/choreographer Kiori Sherwood-Kawai and visual artist Aaron Sherwood as part of Pause Fest in Melbourne. 

Brydie in her final year in her Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) degree at Deakin University, working closely with and performing in the works of Olivia Millard, Shaun Macleod and Sally Gardner. 


Dates: September 30 – October 3 
Time: 7:30pm (running time 60min)
Where: Upstairs Studio 
Cost: $25 Full / $20 Concession
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Throughout Melbourne Fringe, Dancehouse will be screening dance films in the Foyer including States of Being (2014) by Gabrielle Leah New and 3:2 (2014) by Roland Cox.



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