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Dancehouse Seasons

'Where We Stand' (2019), Isabella Whāwhai Waru. Photo by Irihipeti Waretini.

Dancehouse Seasons

Dancehouse seasons include commissioning new works and offering renewed exposure and presenting opportunities for already existing works. As well as showcasing Melbourne-based artists, we regularly bring interstate and international artists to Melbourne.

View previous and current Dancehouse seasons


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Season One
12—22 April

HERE NOW! — Ryuichi Fujimura

(UP)HOLDING — Tra Mi Dinh

Shortcuts to Familiar Places — James Batchelor


Season Two
16 August—16 September

Sense of Place — Janice Florence & Weave Movement Theatre

Memories from Suspended Places — Georgia Rudd & Riyo Tulus Pernando

The real time it takes… — Rosalind Crisp

A Book of Hours — Gerard Van Dyck, Sal Cooper & Kate Neal


Season Three (Fringe)
4—14 October

Melbourne Fringe Festival



Season One
3 March—14 May

Judy and Me — Rachael Wisby

CASTILLO — Prue Lang with Jana Castillo

BeatStorm — Chris Chua

Sky Blue Mythic — Angela Goh

Take Five or More #15 — Andrew Morrish

Bridge — Ngioka Bunda-Heath

Passing — Isabelle Beauverd

We Are Here — Jennifer Ma & Collaborators

Siren Dance — Lilian Steiner

Yield to Resistance at Dancehouse — Sandra Parker

Zodiacs Ball: Taurus Ball — House of Dévine

Season Two
20 August—10 September

Zodiacs Ball: LEO SZN — House of Dévine

Explicit Contents — Rhiannon Newton

Yinarr — Amelia Jean O’Leary

DOUBLE DOUBLE — Deanne Butterworth, Jo Lloyd, Tina Havelock Stevens and Evelyn Ida Morris

Weathering — Emily Bowman and Joey Lehrer [ two for now ]

Pictures & Ghosts — Arabella Frahn-Starkie

Season Three (Fringe)
5—15 October

Melbourne Fringe Festival


Season One
11—28 March

Sangam Commissions Program One

Sangam Commissions Program Two

MOTH — Aimee Schollum

Bodylex — Rhys Ryan

Memoria del Cuerpo Vivo — Gabriela Green Olea & Oscar Poncell

Here we are — Such n Such

Colour-Fool — Yumi Umiumare and ButohOUT! Ensemble

Season Two
21 April—1 May

100 Haikus — Trevor Santos

Slow Calm Drama — Deanne Butterworth

That Which Was Once Familiar — Zoë Bastin

Season Three

Postponed due to COVID-19

Season Four (Fringe)

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Season Five (Finalé)



Submerge — Emerging Choreographers Program


Dancing Qweens — James Welsby

Solos — Cindy Van Acker

Trophy — Rudi van der Merwe

Genetrix — Victoria Chiu, Jozsef Trefeli, Rudi Van Der Merwe

Sun Trip — Perrine Valli & The Sunfast

Jinx 103 — József Trefeli & Gábor Varga

Where We Stand — Isabella Whāwhai Waru

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