“Look at any biography of Australia’s most successful dance artists of the past twenty years and there you will find the name Dancehouse; unpretentiously, but profoundly and fiercely supporting independent dance and dance makers into the twenty first century.”
— Becky Hilton
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.
Performance & Partnerships
Dancehouse is committed to presenting rigorous, cutting-edge and challenging performance. We partner with festivals and other organisations to commission and present dynamic works. We look to identify and illuminate the most urgent and experimental choreographic practices occurring in the Australian context and internationally today.
Our research program supports and values untethered investigation into new ways of working, the exchange of ideas, the creation of new networks and engagement in debate and critical discourse.
Our unique residency programs reflect our commitment to advancing contemporary dance in Australia and internationally by nurturing rigorous discourse and expanded choreographic practices.
Public Classes & Workshops
Public dance classes and workshops are run by taught by independent artists and teachers who hire Dancehouse to host their classes and are available to the general public. There is a great variety of classes on offer, which is always changing depending on who is currently in the House, and a great way to engage with dance, stay fit, meet people, and learn new techniques.