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Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

Now Pieces

Jennifer Ma (2022). Photo by Nam Nguyen.
‘Dancehouse Finalé: Now Pieces’ (2022). Jennifer Ma. Photo by Nam Nguyen.

On the last Sunday of the month, Now Pieces offers an improvisational performance evening at Dancehouse dedicated to low-fi public performances curated by and featuring local dance luminaries.

Now Pieces builds on the lineage of Cecil St Studio, a dance studio in Melbourne for 21 years that is now earmarked for demolition. Now Pieces continues a long standing disciplined exploration of embodied performance practice that leads to crafted, spontaneous and artful communication made on-the-go. This monthly event invites a range of intergenerational practitioners who — in one way or another — prioritise movement to incorporate body, sound, vocalisation, memory, image and energy, responding to each passing moment in relation to the space where they are dancing in relation to the audience.

Each month a different curator or collective is invited to host and program Now Pieces.

Tickets are available for all Now Pieces in 2023.

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2023

Image created by Surekha Krishnan.
Image created by Surekha Krishnan.

 

Lead curator – Kevin Jeynes

#1
5pm, Sunday 26 March | Curated by Victoria Chiu

#2
5pm, Sunday 30 April | Curated by Shaun Mcleod

#3
5pm, Sunday 28 May
| Curated by Josephine Mead

#4
5pm, Sunday 25 June | Curated by Amelia Jean O’Leary (POSTPONED)

#5
5pm, Sunday 30 July | Curated by Jennifer Ma

#6
5pm, Sunday 24 September | Curated by Gretel Taylor

#7
5pm, Sunday 29 October | Curated by Ebony Muller

#8
6pm, Sunday 26 November | Curated by Amelia O’Leary

#9
7:30pm, Sunday 26 November | Curated by Efren Pamilacan

 


 

2022

David Prakash (2021). Photo by Nam Nguyen.

David Prakash (2021). Photo by Nam Nguyen.

#1
5pm, Sunday 27 February | Curated by Tony Yap

#2
5:30pm, Sunday 27 March | Curated by Paea Leach

#3
5:30pm, Sunday 1 May
| Curated by Kevin Jeynes

#4
5pm, Sunday 29 May | Curated by Kevin Jeynes and David Prakash

#5
5:30pm, Sunday 10 July | Curated by Jo Lloyd

#6
5pm, Sunday 31 July | Curated by Peter Trotman and Catherine Magill

#7
5pm, Sunday 28 August | Curated by Amaara Raheem

#8
5pm, Sunday 18 September | Curated by Alice, Will, Caroline

#9
5pm, Sunday 23 October | Curated by Amaara Raheem

#10 – Finalé
5:30pm, Sunday 11 December | Curated by Kevin Jeynes


 

2021 – Now Pieces and the Make It Up Club

#1

6.30pm, 28 MarchCurated by Amaara Raheem

#2
6.30pm, 25 April
| Curated by About Now (Peter Fraser, Olivia Millard, Jason Marchant and Shaun McLeod)

#3
6:30pm, 30 May
| Curated by Amaara Raheem **

#4
6:30pm, 27 June |
Curated by Siobhan McKenna and Lilian Steiner

#5
6:30, 26 September | Curated by Amaara Raheem

Now Pieces Finalé

7—10 December | Curated by Kevin Jeynes and Amaara Raheem

Now Pieces & Make It Up Club

8:30pm, 9 December | Curated by Nat Grant and Kevin Jeynes

** Rescheduled or cancelled due to COVID-19


 

2020

'In soft filing' (2020), Paea Leach. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.
‘In soft filing’ (2020), Paea Leach. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.

#1
Now Pieces – For Now
| Curated by Paea Leach and Kevin Jeynes


 

2019

#1
5:30pm, Sunday 27 July | Curated by Kevin Jeynes

#2
6pm, 15 September 2019 | Curated by Kevin Jeynes

#3
6pm, 17 November 2019 | Curated by Kevin Jeynes


 

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