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 #9

Amaara Raheem

VCA dancers, Interdisciplinary Project (2021). Photo by Hamish McIntosh.
23 October 2022
5—6pm (performances)
6—7pm (open jam)

Sylvia Staehli Theatre and Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse

Members: $15
Concession/Unwaged: $18
Full Price: $20


Save 25%.

Become a member

Now Pieces continues a long standing disciplined exploration of embodied performance practice that leads to crafted, spontaneous and artful communication made on-the-go. 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.

Read more about Now Pieces >>

Amaara Raheem on Now Pieces #9:


Now Pieces #9 proposes two intertwined events. Firstly, an hour of improvised performance that brings together long-standing pioneering elders in the field, and situates them beside the next generation of young, bright, bold dance-artists. Secondly, Now Pieces #9 throws open the doors to YOU — the audience — and invites participation. In the practice of improvisation is an event called a jam. It happens in music and it happens in dance, so we’ve decided to bring these two closely related fields together to create a music-dance jam that welcomes YOU — the audience — to join it. Following the performance, the jam will be facilitated and held by a family of dancers, and all are welcome to join in an improvised happening. Outcome unknown.

Now Pieces #9 runs 5-6pm (performances) and 6-7pm (open jam).


Curator: Amaara Raheem
Collaborators/Performers: Peter Fraser and Dale Gorfinkel (duet); Jennifer Ma; Rosie Fayman; Molly McKenzie and Gemma Sattler (duet)
Creative Correspondents: Martin Hughes, Fiona Cook & Cora Hughes
Read More

Amaara Raheem is a dance-artist, researcher and writer living between Naarm and Djab Wurrung country (Black Range). She makes interdisciplinary dance work and lectures part-time in the Department of Dance, VCA. In 2022 Amaara was selected for ABC Top 5 to share her ongoing research ‘in-residence’. Amaara works with dance writing, archives, documentation, interdisciplinary and improvisatory modes of choreography and performance.

What will the space be used for?

Have you hired a space at Dancehouse before?