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Keir Choreographic Award 2022

Tickets on sale now

23 June—2 July 2022
Week One: 23—25 June
Week Two: 30 June—2 July

Thursday—Friday, 7pm
Saturday, 2:30pm & 7pm

Duration: 1 hr 40 minutes (20 minute interval)


The KCA Pass lets audiences experience all 8 KCA works. Book a KCA Half-Pass to see just 4 of the 8 KCA works.

KCA Pass
$70 Full
$65 Concession
$58 Mob/Members

$40 Full
$35 Concession
$32 Mob/Members

Warning: Some performances may include smoke and haze.

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Tickets to the Keir Choreographic Award 2022, Australia’s largest contemporary dance award, are now on sale. Held over two weeks, this year all eight commissioned works by Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho (NSW), Alice Will Caroline (VIC), Jenni Large (TAS), Joshua Pether (WA), Lucky Lartey (NSW), Raghav Handa (NSW), Rebecca Jensen (VIC) and Tra Mi Dinh (VIC) will be presented at both Dancehouse, Melbourne and Carriageworks, Sydney in a rotating program of two bills (four works each).

How it works

The KCA PASS lets audiences experience all 8 KCA works.

KCA PASS ticket holders select one show in week one (23—25 June) and one show in week two (30 June—2 July). Audiences may vote in the Peoples Choice Award after each show.

About The Keir Choreographic Award and public program
About The 2022 KCA Jury

About the 2022 Commissions

Evaporative Body / Multiplying Body — Alan Schacher and WeiZen Ho

An exploration of tremulous bodily states, liminal thresholds and shimmering auras which asks “What will happen if the things we are pretending to do actually manifest?”


What’s Actually Happening — Alice Will Caroline

We had a bad dream.
We did a bad thing.
A number of states of emergency have been declared, with a few more in the pipeline. We’ll have to do something about it.


Wet Hard — Jenni Large

Balancing instability and innuendo atop 8-inch heels, two women smear across an other-worldly landscape in a melting and solidifying display of strength and focus.


As Below, So Above — Joshua Pether

A 20 minute ritual that exists as a portal to personal histories and deliverance. A journey from end to beginning.

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Exoticism — Lucky Lartey

An exploration of exotification and contemporary masculinity which delves deeply into the collective lived experience of people with diverse backgrounds.


Follies of God — Raghav Handa

An emotionally charged landscape; a battlefield as an allegory for inner conflict. Using Sanskrit verses from the Bhagavad Gita, Raghav Handa explores the seduction of violence and how language can be weaponised to inspire or subjugate.


Slip — Rebecca Jensen

Slip entangles choreography and sound considering the effects of delay and disembodiment as the present gives way to an anticipated future. Everywhere there is noise.


The ___ — Tra Mi Dinh

Two dancers oscillate through shifting scenes that challenge the finality of “endings” and what it means for something to come to a close.



The Keir Choreographic Award is a partnership between Dancehouse, The Keir Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts, with presenting partner Carriageworks.

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