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OVERTURE by Jo Lloyd

14 - 19 Aug


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Refuge 2018: Pandemic

29 Aug - 1 Sep


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The Terrifying Lessons of a Pandemic Simulation

What would you do in a pandemic? A daylong pandemic simulation was held by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in the US to find out how the Government and a nation would respond in a global pandemic.

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Artistic risk pays off in challenging dance work

Read the full ★★★★  The Age review of OVERTURE by Jo Lloyd.

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Refuge trailer

Learn about disease, speak to experts, meet your neighbours and think about grief at Refuge 2018: Pandemic.

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CultureLAB EOI now open

A message from our Artistic Director, Emily Sexton about our 2019 – 2020 CultureLAB EOI. Applications close September 6.

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OVERTURE Trailer

Watch a short trailer of OVERTURE with dancers Jo Lloyd, Deanne Butterworth, Shian Law and Rebecca Jensen.

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Are we ready for another pandemic?

It killed tens of millions, and it remains the deadliest event ever recorded. Yet 100 years on from the dreaded Spanish flu, we’re still not safe from pandemics – or even on top of seasonal influenza.

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A choreographic overture

“This work, it’s about creating an overture for these people that longer walk alongside us. If you had that chance again, what would you say to someone before they go? ” Read the full Melbourne Critique interview with OVERTURE creator, Jo Lloyd.

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Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

How is climate change altering the environment in ways that increases the potential for viruses and infectious disease? The New York Times investigates and this is also the premise of Refuge 2018.

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Break free

Immerse yourself in an escape room of epidemic proportions with Lee Shang Lun at Outbreak. Watch a short snippet to learn more and hear from the artist.

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