What's On


Jo Lloyd

Presented in Season 1 2019

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

Tue 19 – Sun 24 March
Tue – Thu, 6pm
Fri – Sun, 8.45pm
60 mins
Free screening, no booking required

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

Nudity on screen


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Wheelchair Accessible

When dance artist Jo Lloyd was young, she would pretend to interview famous people she’d like to meet. OVERTURE is an extension of that, a dance that considers the unrequited, the unattainable and our attempts to connect with particular beings of obsession. Lloyd’s choreography moves gloriously on the precipices of the possible and unthinkable. Creating shared fictions, OVERTURE’s dancers reconstruct and invoke lost heroes in order to play out impossible scenarios. They shake, run, halt, throw limbs and memories out through the ends of their fingers, as they cross, meet, entwine and recoil.

Dance fans are being offered a whole new way to experience OVERTURE. After wowing audiences and critics alike with the live version of this dance work in August, Lloyd returns to Arts House bringing the show to life onscreen. Join her as she introduces these special screenings of a dance about permission and the unattainable.

‘A wild ballet. ★★★★’ The Age

‘Beautiful chaos. ★★★★’ Herald Sun

Director & Choreographer: Jo Lloyd
Performers: Deanne Butterworth, Rebecca Jensen, Shian Law, Jo Lloyd
Videography: James Wright (NON Studio)
Composer: Duane Morrison
Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector
Set Designer: Jenny Hector in collaboration with Andrew Treloar and Jo Lloyd


Costume Designer: Andrew Treloar
Backdrop Image: Peter Rosetzky
Dramaturge: Anny Mokotow
Producer:  Michaela Coventry Sage Arts

Supported by – OVERTURE is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. It was developed through CultureLAB, supported by Lucy Guerin Inc. through the Resident Director Program, the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund and Maximised by Chunky Move
Image by – Peter Rosetzky