Cosmos – Bat Lake

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 13 October - 15 October 2022
Category Dance Theatre & Educational Workshops

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres present
Dance Bites 2022
A double-bill by Callum Mooney and Eliza Cooper

Cosmos by Callum Mooney is a dance work exploring the idea of the human consciousness, dreams, death and the after-life. Through movement, projection mapping and sound design the three levels of consciousness are visualised as varied worlds within the brain. The incredible performers bring their individuality together for this work to bring the world of Cosmos to life. Visual and projection mapping creates a vivid dreamscape that immerse the performers.

Bat Lake by Eliza Cooper is a dance work celebrating the dark, theatrical world of bats. From pollination to echolocation, the work exposes their nocturnal escapades usually hidden in the shadows. Bat Lake transforms the performance space as elegant beasts glide swiftly across a twilight stage. The work aims to bare these misunderstood creatures, bring their complex characters to life and reveal what lies beneath their mystique.
A production created by Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble (S.X.A.E). Directed and designed by Eliza Cooper. Choreographed in collaboration with four dancers; Mitchell Christie, Allie Graham, Maxine Carlisle and Strickland Young. Featuring an original composition by Mason Peronchik.

Please see our Schools Bookings & Resources tab for Learn the Repertoire, See the Show Workshop information. 

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Photo: Artists – Maxine Carlisle, Photographer – Clare Hawley


Dance Bites is FORM Dance Projects’ curated signature program of dance works produced by some of Australia’s most innovative and exciting independent choreographers and companies. Dance Bites celebrates the diversity of contemporary dance making. Learn the Repertoire, See the Show offers dance students an opportunity to learn from each of the Dance Bites performances in a workshop led by the presenting artist(s). Alongside the workshop, students experience a matinee performance and post-show Q&A with the artistic team.

The workshop will be led by Callum Mooney and Eliza Cooper. It will begin with a stretch and warm up facilitated by the two artists, followed by learning repertoire from both works. Students can expect to learn and explore animalistic movements and phrases that involve basic floor work used in Bat Lake as well as a blend of movement styles, isolations, and visual imagery used in Cosmos.

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For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Dates and Times:

Thursday 13 October 2022 at 8pm
Friday 14 October 2022 at 12pm + Q&A
Friday 14 October 2022 at 8pm
Saturday 15 October 2022 at 8pm

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show
Friday 14 October 2022 at 10am


1 hour and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval

There will be a 20 minute Q&A following the Friday 14 October 12pm performance

Learn the Repertoire, See the Show
1 hour workshop followed by a 1 hour performance, with a 1 hour break in between

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Concession $28
18 & Under $28
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Students/Teachers Learn the Repertoire, See the Show $29

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