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Emerging Choreographers Program

2—4 December 2021

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The Inertia program is grouped into five sessions that each present works by between three and four artists and one stand alone collaborative film work. To see all the artists’ works, you must book into multiple sessions. With strict capacities in venues this year, we ask that you respect your reservation and the amazing artists and creatives performing, regardless of cost. If you’re feeling unwell or can no longer join us, please let us know by 1pm Thursday 2 December so we can offer your seat to someone else.


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Held over three days at Dancehouse, Inertia presents 17 works-in-progress by 19 talented, emerging dance artists.

From contemporary choreographers to contact improvisors, street stylists to classical Indian dancers, these young people with diverse backgrounds introduce their fledgling practices. Featuring performances, research sharings and film installations, Inertia shares works-in-progress ranging from the conventional to the unconventional, the familiar to the less familiar.  

Over the past two weeks since Victoria reopened, these artists have collaborated, experimented and investigated new ideas to develop their own fresh processes and projects.

Inertia invites audiences to experience short works across forms from some of Victoria’s most exciting emerging choreographers.

Presented in four distinct mixed bills and one stand-alone installation, Inertia sees these artists moving against the resistance of the past two years and innovating their practice in a new context. 

Inertia #1

Upstairs Studio

Friday December 3

Saturday December 4

Michaela Ottone | Solo Work I 
Alex Dobson with Shannon Toth | Hold Home
Jimmy Nguyen and Anthony Poeung | Anthony and Jimmy’s Collaboration

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Inertia #2

Sylvia Staehli Theatre

Saturday 4 December
1:30pm & 5pm

Piaera Lauritz | Softer Terracotta
Rukshikaa Elankumaran | Kumari Kandam
Shelley O’Meara | Bellows of a church shaped hall
Zoë Bastin | Waves Are Disturbances
Kady Mansour with Michaela Tancheff | Michaela and Kady were here 2021

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Inertia #3

Upstairs Studio

Saturday 4 December
12pm & 6:30pm 

Alec Katsourakis | PLACE:EBO
Adrien Tucker | Unhinged Correspondence
Shriraam Theiventhiran | Misra
Ngioka Bunda-Heath | Bridge* a work in development

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Inertia #4

Sylvia Staehli Theatre

Thursday 2 December

Friday 3 December

Yuiko Masukawa | Fusoku no bi
Alec Pernes | Re:JACK
Devika Bilimoria | Re-verse
Shelley O’Meara | Ya Gotta Want It 

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Inertia #5


Saturday 4 December
11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm & 2pm 

Emily Bowman and Ebony Muller | Encountering With

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Information about your visit to Dancehouse is available on our Contact page.

This program is funded by the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations. The pilot program was proudly supported by Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch – Bendigo Bank and the Robert Salzer Foundation.

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