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, present and emerging, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

On the Table

'On The Table' (2021), Devika Bilimoria.
‘On The Table’ (2021), Devika Bilimoria.

On The Table is a weekly event for artistic exchange and collaboration run by Caitlin Dear and Rebecca Jensen. Dancers of any training background, as well as people curious about movement though new to dance, are welcome.

Each week’s session is hosted by a different artist or collective who are invited to put something ‘on the table’ for everyone to examine together. The program features artists working with different styles of dance, approaches to choreography, methods of bodily practice and relationships to movement. On The Table particularly aims to highlight artists who work with dance in combination with other fields (for example gaming, science, therapy and visual art). Anyone from these intersecting fields are encouraged to come along!

Sessions range from workshops and in-progress performance showings to open artistic explorations. Artists might share choreographic material, a practice, an idea, a framework, a question, a score, a reading or any manner of provocation. Everyone is invited to take part in the tasks at hand. Participation can be as little or as much as desired and you are free to come and just watch.

On The Table is free to attend and everyone is welcome whether you’re a professional dancer or you’ve never danced before. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and bring a water bottle.

For any questions or to submit an idea, please contact onthetable.contact@gmail.com

Instagram: @on.the.table.melb


On The Table #6
Monday 6 June, 6.30pm — Alec Katsourakis
Monday 13 June, 6.30pm — Thandi Bethune
Monday 20 June, 6.30 — Zoë Bastin
Monday 27 June, 6.30pm — Derrick Duan


On The Table #5
Monday 2 May, 6.30pm — Gemma Sattler & Molly McKenzie
Monday 9 May, 6.30pm — Environmental Performance Authority (EPA)
Monday 16 May, 6.30pm — TBC
Monday 23 May, 6.30pm — Gabriella Jozefina Imrichova

On The Table #4
Monday 28 March, 6.30pm — Catherine Magill
Monday 4 April, 6.30pm — Joshinder Chaggar
Monday 11 April, 6.30pm — Kristen Cafari and Tenae Smith (CoExist Collective)
Monday 25 April, 6.30pm — James Marples

On The Table Opening Party:

Monday 21 March, 6pm — Billy Soy/Piaera Lauritz

On The Table Lockdown series:

Thursday 21 October, 6-7pm — Peter Trotman
Sunday 24 October, 6-7pm — Alice Heyward, Dr Amy Spiers and Rebecca Jensen
Sunday 31 October, 6-7pm — Alexandra Collins

In-Depth with Devika Bilimoria:

21 November, 10am—12pm
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On The Table #3:

Monday 15 November, 6.30pm — Jam on Toast (David Prakash and Oliver Le)
Monday 22 November, 6.30pm — Piaera Lauritz

On The Table #2 with Jenn Ma, Emilie Walsh, Hillary Goldsmith, Mark Brown II & Emily Bowman. Read more >>

On The Table #1 with Emma Fayelecaun, Shelley O’Meara, Chris Chua & Chelsea Byrne. Read more >>

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