Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive
Thu 21 – Sun 24 Mar
Thu – Sat, 9pm
$35 / $30 / $25
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5 Blackwood Street,
This performance contains smoke effects or haze, strobe lighting, loud music
The theatre is transformed into a pulsating nocturnal universe as Melanie Lane’s exhilarating NIGHTDANCE returns to Arts House.
Traditional dance forms are turned on their head as Lane and her co-performers move between exotic dance, techno, burlesque and pop. Join them on a transformative journey through sound, space and light and into the world of night-time entertainment. As you navigate the social, sensual and cerebral goings on that happen in a club after dark, the lines between entertainer and punter become blurred – are the performers there for your entertainment or their own enjoyment? Are you the audience, a customer or a voyeur?
With an original score from UK music producer Clark (Warp records), light design by Ben Bosco Shaw and special guest appearances from local club entertainers and artists, NIGHTDANCE is an immersive experience set to challenge your perceptions of club culture.
‘The most rhythmically breathtaking performance… hyper-modern and totally memorable.’ Theatrepress
‘Breathtaking in its scope and presentation of night life and its impact on the human body.’ Popculture-y
Choreographor and Director: Melanie Lane
Co-Creators: Lilian Steiner, Gregory Lorenzutti, Christopher Clark, Benjamin Hancock
Performers: Lilian Steiner, Melanie Lane, Gregory Lorenzutti
Guest Performers: Benjamin Hancock, Sidney Saayman, Ryan Ritchie
Performance Advisors: Lily Paskas, Holly Durant, Lauren Runge
Sound Designer and Composition: Chris Clark
Lighting Designer: Bosco Shaw
Producer: Freya Waterson
Producer for Development: Jessica Morris Payne
Supported by – NIGHTDANCE is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. It was developed through CultureLAB.
Image by – Bryony Jackson