Next Wave x Expression Of Interest Call Out

This opportunity has now expired. Successful applicants will be notified by late August 2017. Good luck to those who applied!  Next Wave invites expressions of interest from Australia’s emerging artists & curators who wish to be a part of our exciting new national co-commission project. ‘Next Wave x’. Seven (7) ambitious projects by early career practitioners will be developed through the project, for presentation […]

Natalie Abbot presents (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT

Next Wave 2014 alumna Natalie Abbot presents the world premiere of (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, as part of her Dancehouse Housemate artist-in-residence. In (re)PURPOSE: the MVMNT, Abbott appropriates the influential ballet solo, The Dying Swan (1905), to examine our expectations of dance performances, female characters and the limits of the body. She takes a lateral, multi-directional approach that both resists and caters […]

Sarah-Jane Norman for Dance Territories

Dance Territories is Dancehouse’s biennial program presented in association with Melbourne Festival. The innovative premise of Dance Territories, now in its third edition, is to pair an independent Australian with an international artist in a double-bill, creating a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue in relation to a shared theme. This year, alumna Sarah-Jane Norman (2012, 2014) presents The River’s […]

Alumni for Dance Massive

Dance Massive is an initiative of Arts House, Malthouse, Dancehouse and Ausdance Victoria. It’s also a jam-packed 13 day celebration of dance presenting over 40 curated shows, events and activities, including 14 world premieres. Dedicated to Australian makers, Dance Massive 2015 showcases an incredibly strong group of local choreographers and performers, including, of course, a smattering of Next […]

Liesel Zink at Dancehouse

2012 alumna Liesel Zink is one of three choreographers who’ve created new dance works for SURGE, a Dancehouse triple bill, performed by the LINK Dance Company. LINK is the West Australian Academy of Perorming Arts’s (WAAPA) pre-professional dance company, created to help dancers make a smooth transition from student to professional life. Structured like a professional company, LINK presents two seasons annually […]

Matthew Gingold at Dancehouse

2004 alumnus and audio-visual maestro Matthew Gingold will present a new dance work, Zero Zero alongside Tony Yap and Yumi Umiumare at Dancehouse this October. The work sees Yap and Umiumare reconnecting their practice as a duo after making major solo works apart. Under Matthew’s direction, Zero Zero maps the pair’s choreographic language, as they explore the liminal spaces between […]


Following the critical acclaim of NOW NOW NOW which recently toured to Norway, the Netherlands and Sydney, award winning dancer/choreographer and NW alumni Luke George presents his debut solo work, NOT ABOUT FACE. Stemming from his fascination with the codes of performance, NOT ABOUT FACE questions the nature of the unseen and unspoken agreement between audience […]