Terrain Multicultural Contemporary Dance Festival

Terrain ImageDeveloped by Ausdance Victoria, in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and presented in partnership with Dancehouse, Terrain ( held biennially) aims to profile and support the work of contemporary dance artists of culturally diverse backgrounds.

This year's festival runs for 3 days, and consists of a curated performance season by experienced and emerging artists, a residency by an NT-based Indigenous choreographer (Rachael Wallis), a community dance day and a discussion forum.

Terrain provides a fully-supported platform for these independent dance artists to showcase their work, and build their audiences and professional networks.

Performances - Thursday 6, Friday 7 & Saturday 8 November at 7pm
New 15-minute choreographic works by Rakini Devi, Soo-Yeun You , Sun Ping & Tina Wong, Lamine Sonko, Rachael Wallis and Feng Feng Wang, featuring a range of collaborating dance and sound artists. Lighting designer: Dori Bicchierai.

Free discussion forum with the artists - In the theatre immediately following the Friday 7th performance.

Free dance classes - Saturday 8 November from 11am to 4pm
Sample free classes with festival artists and special guests. 
Suitable for children and adults of all ages, no experience is required and bookings are not required.

The timetable for the Saturday workshops is below:

11.00 am    Tai-chi             Kenny Feather

12:00 pm    Bollywood       Kajal Odhavji

1:00 pm      Hip Hop          Claudia Saniorgi Dalimore

2:00 pm     Tango              Fabio Robles

3:00 pm      African            Lamine Sonko

Indigenous residency
In the 2 weeks leading up to the festival, NT artist Rachael Wallis, a resident of East Arnhem Land, is making new work in collaboration with NT artists Jonathon Munyarryun and Arnold Marika, and Victorian artists. See the outcomes of this exciting residency in the performance season.

There will also be a free masterclass for all interested Indigenous and non-Indigenous dancers on Friday 7 November 10am-12 noon: bookings essential on 9347 2860 or email

For more Information

Performance Bookings

When:   November 6, 7 & 8 at 7.00 pm
Where: Dancehouse 150 Princes St Carlton North 3054
Costs:   $20 full/$15 Ausdance/MAV/Dancehouse member or concession
Bookings:  9347 2860 or email

Produced by: Ausdance Victoria & Multicultural Arts Victoria        Partners: Ausdance NT, Dancehouse

Terrain is supported by the City of Yarra, Besen Family Foundation, Arts Victoria, Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Rachael Wallis' residency is supported by Arts NT and the Independent Support Fund.