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FORM Dance and Riverside Present

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 06 March - 16 October 2015


What if there was the opportunity for students to experience a new dance work by not just watching it, but by learning some of it from the creators?

Dance Bites is a curated, signature program of contemporary dance works presented by FORM Dance Projects. The Dance Bites season features some of Australia’s most innovative and exciting independent choreographers and performers.

This program is a unique opportunity for dance students to learn the repertoire from each of the Dance Bites performances in a workshop led by the presenting company. Following this, students experience a matinee performance and post show Q&A with the artistic team.

Students not up to doing a workshop? You have the option to JUST see the show. Perfect for students who just want to know a little more about contemporary dance but are not quite at workshop level just yet.


Choreography: Martin del Amo and Phil Blackman

Songs Not To Dance To consists of a series of solos and duets set to songs that are either overwhelmingly iconic, utterly obscure or extremely cheesy. By consciously choosing to dance to the seemingly undanceable, del Amo and Blackman playfully create an environment in which the audience gets to witness their attempt to acquit themselves – against all odds – with as much dignity, resilience and humour as possible.

Dates & Times:
Friday 6 March
10am Workshop, Connect Studios, Parramatta
12.30pm Matinee, Riverside Theatres

TUKRE’ (Pieces in Hindi)

Choreography: Raghav Handa

Tukre’ is inspired by the contents of the choreographer’s luggage on arrival in Australia. Raghav creates a memory map of his life and heritage through music and dance. By mapping memories, Raghav intends to uncover how history is passed down through bloodlines, frying pans and faceting techniques.

Dates & Times:
Friday 1 May
10am Workshop, Connect Studios, Parramatta
12.30pm Matinee, Riverside Theatres


Choreography: Ahilan Ratnamohan

In Drill, three athletes meet in a late night, never-ending training session. A form of non-competitive competition unfolds before the audience. Sweaty machisimo gets a poetic makeover as sprinting, jumping, turning, pivoting, falling and accelerating merge in an undefinable training sequence which revels in an exhausted euphoria.

Dates & Times:
Friday 16 October
10am Workshop Connect Studios, Parramatta
12.30pm Matinee, Riverside Theatres

FORM Riverside ArtsNSW



$20 per student and additional teacher (Show Only), $25 Show and Learn the Repertoire Workshop (Supervising teachers free)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form


STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Secondary Schools Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Jodie Benbrook, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.


Learn the Repertoire, See the Show Curriculum Links


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Ticket Prices

Show Only $20
Show + Workshop $25

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $3.30