Dancehouse

Ripple Effect

LINK - the graduate dance company of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts - takes a program of exciting choreographic works on tour to Dancehouse.

Ripple Effect, with excerpts and works by choreographers Craig Bary, Michael Whaites, Rhys Martin and Olivia Millard will be performed by LINK Dance Company for one performance only on Wednesday 2nd December 8pm at Dancehouse.

Rhys Martin, who is currently Professor of Dance and Musical Staging at the University of the Arts in Berlin, has remounted his work, Anna, inspired by Carl Jung's idea of the shadow. Performed in silence, Anna is a humorous, playful piece that gradually builds from a simple duet to an ensemble piece.

Martin, who was a founding member of Sydney's One Extra Dance Company under Kai Tai Chan, moved to Germany in 1981 to become a member of Reinhild Hoffmann's dance theatre ensemble. Since then, he has worked both in Australia and overseas as a freelance dancer, director, choreographer and teacher. His most recent project involves collaborating with the education wing of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to devise a version of Schumann's Paradise and the Peri for inmates of Berlin's state prisons.

Melbourne-based choreographer Olivia Millard has created If every time was the first time. Inspired through a process of improvisation, Millard describes her piece as noticing the present in every movement while allowing past physical history to exist in the body. "Every hop, every slip, every sway is allowed to exist now, as though the body has never been there before..."

Also on the program will be an excerpt from New Zealander Craig Bary who created a longer work on the company earlier in the year. Bary has worked extensively with highly-respected Australian and New Zealand choreographers including Gary Stewart of Australian Dance Theatre.

Lastly LINK will present an excerpt of Artistic Director Michael Whaites' latest work 'Things That Remain'. The work was partially developed in July when LINK was in residence at the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France as part of their overseas tour.

"The work is a snapshot of the things that get left behind, from the personal to the universal, from saying goodbye to a dear friend, to the reverence and joy of remembering the past," says Whaites. "It also looks at identity and crowds, individuality and anonymity."


Ripple Effect promises its audiences cutting-edge contemporary dance pieces which will provoke, inspire and entertain.

Bookings now available

Ripple Effect

Bookings now available