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Legs on the Wall, FORM Dance Projects, VOX - Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and Sydney Festival Present the World Premiere of


Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 21 January - 25 January 2015


showsonthesidegreenA dance through time and place.

For centuries we have used dance to connect, seduce and play – from the masked ball to the mosh pit.

PUNCTURE embraces the risk and ritual of intimacy on a dance floor. Watching bodies moving in rhythm, you are guided from the restraint and formality of classical dance through the sensuality of the tango, to the rebellion of youth
and the freedom of dance.

Stefan Gregory’s score, inspired by the great songwriters, from Monteverdi to Madonna, is sung live by a 30-voice choir, accompanied by renowned percussionist Bree van Reyk. They take to the dance floor with 12 young dancers led by two of Australia’s finest dance artists, Kristina Chan and Joshua Thomson.

The show Puncture has a complete lockout from the beginning of the show. Patrons will not be permitted to enter or re-enter the theatre once the show has begun.

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 21 January 8pm – PREVIEW
Thursday 22 January 8pm
Friday 23 January 2pm & 8pm
Saturday 24 January 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 25 January 2pm

Sidekicks prices do not apply to the preview or opening night.
To receive a season package, simply complete the booking form on page 39 of our 2015 Season Brochure, or click here to download and print a copy. To request a 2015 Season Brochure please call Box Office on 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au

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Directed by:
Patrick Nolan

Choreographed by:
Kathryn Puie

Composed by:
Stefan Gregory

Musical Direction by:
Elizabeth Scott

Image Credit:
Prudence Upton

Michael to star in PUNCTURE
“Audiences stepping into the world of Puncture are invited to imagine how dance has allowed people to connect through time,” Patrick Nolan says. “We are completely rethinking the audiences relationship to the performers, they will be free to move around the space, rather than watching the performance they will be immersed in it as it unfolds around them.”
– First Nations Telegraph

“Nolan — whose parents met at a social dance — said that for a lot of young people, their first encounter with the person they end up spending the rest of their lives with happens at a dance.”
– Parramatta Sun

Dancer Kristina Chan found her Plan B, without ballet, led to a brilliant career
– Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Festival: Love is dancing in the air
– MegaphoneOz

Anna Healey is the latest surge of talent to burst out of Bondi and land directly on the Sydney Festival stage
– The Eastsider

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60 minutes (No interval)
The show Puncture has a complete lockout from the beginning of the show. Patrons will not be permitted to enter or re-enter the theatre once the show has begun.

Ticket Prices

Season Package Adult $36
Season Package Concession $34
Sidekicks Adult $36
Sidekicks Concession $34
Preview All Tickets $25
Single Tickets Adult $40
Single Tickets Concession $36

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
School Bookings $4.00