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The Perception Experiment

Madeleine Krenek and Frankie Snowdon
GUTS Dance // Central Australia

Presented in Season 1 2019

Presented by Arts House as part of Dance Massive

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Mar

60 mins
$35 / $30 / $25
Ticket packages are now off sale

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

Prolonged periods of darkness, loud score, smoke effects and salt particles


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Wheelchair Accessible

A single grain of salt sits on top of a dormant mass. A tentative shuffle begins a migration. The salt trickles, becomes a torrent, becomes a cloud, becomes a pattern; capturing breath and heartbeat before sweeping away.

From the moment you enter the theatre, The Perception Experiment challenges the way you experience a live dance performance. With senses heightened, what you see, hear and feel may not be what you expected.

Choreographers Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek invite you to explore time and space as they combine elements of dance, sound and salt in a performance inspired by and created in the Australian desert. Through provocative sensory immersion, The Perception Experiment examines our experience of the physical world, blurring its edges and offering an alternative view of how we might navigate through it

‘A bravura performance… enthralling.’ Alice Springs News

Concept, Direction and Choreography: Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek
Original choreographic collaborators/performers: Kelly Beneforti, Tara Samaya
Dance Massive performers: Frankie Snowdon, Madeleine Krenek, Kelly Beneforti, Ashleigh Musk

Sound Designer: Darcy Davis
Lighting Designer: Jen Hector
Costume Design: Frankie Snowdon and Liz Verstappen
Project Producer: Adam Wheeler
Tour Manager: Liz Rogers

Supported by –The Perception Experiment is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; The Northern Territory Government through Arts NT; The Regional Arts Fund, and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.Touring supported by Artback NT
Image by – Pippa Samaya