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FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres presents Dance Makers Collective


Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 02 November - 05 November 2016

Dance Makers Collective have called in some unlikely experts for their next show, their dads! From 2nd to 5th November, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present the new highly-anticipated work from Dance Makers Collective entitled Dads.

Director and performer Miranda Wheen said, “Dads is about finding dance in the most unexpected places. As a professional dancer, I was very surprised to find that my dad also had a dedicated dance practice, the only difference being that his occurs behind closed doors…with a tambourine.”

Through interviews with their dads and sessions in the rehearsal studio, Dance Makers Collective have uncovered a secret world of dance practices including carport parties, door knobs as dance partners, sherbets for Dutch courage and the use of dance as a pathway for recovery.

Dads will journey to the heart of why we cannot help but dance, combining contemporary dance, recorded interviews with a variety of fathers and a soundtrack guaranteed to make you want to ‘slide around the floor’.

DANCE MARKERS COLLECTIVE is a group of Sydney based dancers and choreographers. With a fluid, collective structure, DMC aims to support the development of new dance works by its members, from research stages right through to production, building vibrant and highly collaborative working relationships.

“Dance Makers Collective has imagination, thoughtfulness, individuality, performing ability and commitment. Even a sense of humour.” –  Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald

Please Note: This performance has a 15 minute lock out period

Image Credit: Heidrun Löhr

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 2 November 8pm
Thursday 3 November 8pm
Friday 4 November 12:30pm & 8pm
Saturday 5 November 8pm

Devisors and Performers:
Matt Cornell
Anya McKee
Sophia Ndaba
Katina Olsen
Marnie Palomares
Melanie Palomares
Carl Sciberras
Miranda Wheen
Rosslyn Wythes

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Ticket Prices

Adult $35
Concession $28
F/T Student $28
Child Under 16 $28

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