What's On


Melanie Lane

Presented in Season 2 2017

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House

7.30pm, Thu 24 Aug
7.30pm, Fri 25 Aug
2pm, Sat 26 Aug
7.30pm, Sat 26 Aug

3pm, Sun 27 Aug
60 mins
$35 / $30 / $25

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Wheelchair Accessible

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Australia and Berlin-based choreographer and performer Melanie Lane coaxes us off the couch and into the club in Nightdance, a pulsating new work that investigates the physical experience of the nightclub, and its seductive promise of transformation, primal temptation and sublime release.

Deftly transgressing the realms of traditional dance forms, Lane and her co-performers slide between exotic dance, techno, burlesque and pop as they navigate sound, space and light, and the social, sensual and cerebral offerings-up for consumption after dark. As performers oscillate between entertainer and punter, lap dance and lip-sync, Lane shines a spotlight on the economy of entertainment, the labour and currency of the body, and our complicity as audiences, voyeurs and consumers.

Nightclub of the future or a dive into the sultry underworld of Berlin’s Weimer-era cabaret – Nightdance pumps up the volume, dims the lights and asks what it takes for you to dance the night away.

Melanie Lane
Lilian Steiner, Gregory Lorenzutti, Melanie Lane
Guest Artists/Coaches:
Benjamin Hancock, Holly Durant, Sidney Saayman, Lauren Runge, Lily Paskas, Ryan Ritchie
Costume (Guest Artists):
Benjamin Hancock, Ryan Ritchie, Sidney Saayman

Sound Design & Composition:
Chris Clark
Light Design:
Ben ‘Bosco’ Shaw
Freya Waterson
Melanie Lane

Supported by – the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and Arts House through its 2016 CultureLAB program.
Image by – Jody Hutchinson