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THREE | TERRAIN | SAVAGE

With stunning contemporary dance productions by Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australasian Dance Collective, Australian Dance Theatre and Canberra’s QL2 coming to Canberra Theatre Centre this year, our Contemporary Dance Package will ensure you don’t miss a performance.

Our Contemporary Dance Package holders can save over 20% on individual tickets by purchasing a package for $199. The Contemporary Dance Package provides the opportunity for our audiences to join us for more performances throughout the year, and to support the dance community as they recover from a turbulent few years.

The package includes:

Australasian Dance Collective’s THREE
24–25 June

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain
28–30 July

Australian Dance Theatre’s SAVAGE
29–30 September

Additionally, customers who purchase our Contemporary Dance Package will have the option to add QL2’s Terra Firma (26–28 May) for just $25.

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THREE

Three

Australasian Dance Collective’s THREE
24–25 June 2022

Australasian Dance Collective (ADC) brings you THREE Australian premieres from renowned choreographers Jack Lister, Melanie Lane and Hofesh Shechter.

Still Life
Brisbane’s rising star of the choreographic world, Jack Lister, fuses dance and visual art to create the stunning mainstage performance, Still Life. Inspired by the artworks of the 16th and 17th century Memento Mori movement, it serves as a touchstone of our own mortality, the beauty in decay and our relationship with time. Still Life embraces the dichotomy of the permanence of visual artworks against the impermanent nature of dance, creating a world of poignant conflict — time passes but memories endure.

Alterum
Melanie Lane is one of Australia’s strongest choreographic voices, her works seamlessly blending elegance with edgy, physicality. Stealing from ancient and current mythologies of the supernatural body, Alterum manifests newfound heroes in a parallel existence that is both urgent and obscure. Lane is joined by long-term musical collaborator, Clark, in this sexy and cool must-see production.

Cult
Canberra finally gets to experience international superstar and dance revolutionary, Hofesh Shechter. Presented in association with Hofesh Shechter Company, ADC unveils Cult — the work that propelled Shechter into his globally-renowned career. Instinctive and raw, it is a powerful illustration of his unique and acclaimed choreography and is the first time the London-based choreographer’s work has been performed in Canberra. And ADC is the first Australian company to remount one of Shechter’s works.
Created in 2004, as a response to the world around it, Cult is an explosive, electric piece that takes a dark, ironic view of the powers that steer our society. Cult drew public attention immediately to Shechter’s dark and captivating work that delivers physical, virtuoso dance, embraced by elegant stage compositions and an overall gripping atmosphere. A rich soundtrack composed by Hofesh himself enhances the lithe routine of six dancers in this forceful, yet touching, performance.

DURATION:
Approximately 105 minutes, including intervals.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains loud noises, strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children 12+.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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TERRAIN

Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain
28–30 July 2022

Come, come with us to Kati Thanda—Lake Eyre.
Where the cracked salt blinds and the silence deafens.
Where the long shadows sweep towards the horizon, waiting for the deluge.
Come with us to Country.

Bangarra’s award-winning Terrain returns for a 10th Anniversary Tour of Australia in 2022.

Choreographed by Frances Rings, Terrain is a breathtaking exploration of our largest salt lake. The nine-part performance evokes the power of body and land converging to bring spirit to place.

Stand with us and feel the ancestral ties that bind people to Country: a rich cultural spine stretching through the generations. Watch the waters rise and fall as we reconnect with the energy of land and the resilient spirit of the people who care for its future.

Featuring David Page’s irrepressible score, Terrain is an iconic work. The textures of Kati Thanda take shape in Jacob Nash’s sets, Jennifer Irwin’s costumes and lighting by Karen Norris. As Cultural Consultant, Arabunna Elder Reginald Dodd shared with Bangarra his role in caring for the land, waters and precious cultural resources of the region.

“Breathtaking…even mindblowing.” — The Australian

“Mesmerising … Frances Rings has made a work that is powerful as well as entertaining.” — Dance Australia

“65 minutes of astonishing power and engagement.” — ABC Radio National

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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SAVAGE

Australian Dance Theatre’s SAVAGE
29–30 September 2022

A brand-new work by Australian Dance Theatre’s newly appointed Artistic Director, Daniel Riley, SAVAGE will explode with the collective energy of bodies and voices fuelled by the stories of our national identity.

Performed by a multi-generational cast, SAVAGE is a collection of ideas and eras shaped into an urgent piece of dance theatre, exploring the power and influence of art and monuments, and the hold they have of our hearts and minds. The work will investigate how the Australian imagination has been captured, and how our national identity is wrapped up in these stories.

DURATION:
TBC

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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TERRA FIRMA

QL2’s Terra Firma
26–28 May 2022

Terra Firma, 3 works, 3 perspectives, exploring the diverse ways we perceive our changing world.

Melanie Lane explores the relationship between body, objects, and our built environment. Within a world in which we navigate excess, constructs and algorithms, her work Metal Park contemplates how we have become a part of the material world in which we operate and questions our desire for material necessity. Traversing through a choreography of meditation, resistance and collision, Metal Park unfolds the ways in which we both harness and negotiate our constructed habitat.

Cadi McCarthy’s Shifting Ground explores the physicality of solid versus shifting ground as concepts, embodying the strength and connection that holds us to our world in these uncertain times.

In Tides of Time, Steve & Lilah Gow (Synergy Styles) investigate our relationship with time in an era of constant change; how we project ourselves in the future or live in the past, exploring ways to remain in the present, onto solid ground, to fulfill our lives.

DURATION:
Approximately 70 minutes, no interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and fog/haze effects.

SUIT CHILDREN?:

This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
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