Be moved by the best in West Australian Dance
MoveMe Festival 2018 will make a huge splash across the State Theatre Centre of WA and nearby between 11 and 22 September, showcasing new contemporary dance work from the state’s leading independent choreographers, dancers and more. MoveMe Festival 2018 offers dance that is everything from captivating and thoughtful to unashamedly hilarious and exhilarating.
Anything is Valid Dance Theatre
Dust On The Shortbread
Secret location at a suburban house in North Perth
6:30 p.m. 11 – 15 & 18 – 22 September
Tickets $30 – 35*
Imagine your life unsaved, unhappened…
A tender and poignant performance in a house for an audience of just 15, Dust on the Shortbread offers a window into how dementia impacts our sense of identity and intimate relationships, brought to life by
WA Dance Makers Project 2018
7:30 p.m. 12 – 15 September
12:00 p.m. 14 September
5:00 p.m. 16 September
WA Dance Makers Project celebrates a powerhouse of female contemporary dance makers with two new works featuring choreography by Australian dance legend, Chrissie Parrott, and the dynamic trio of Unkempt Dance.
Supporting the next generation of WA talent, ECU’s LINK Dance Company showcase a new work by Richard Cilli as a curtain-raiser to Co3. In a MoveMe exclusive, Co3’s Act-Belong-Commit CoYouth Ensemble present new works on Sunday, 16 September only.
Kynan Hughes Presents
6:00 p.m. 19 – 22 September
Tickets $30 – $35*
An exquisite new trio by Kynan Hughes, Love/Less explores the universal human experiences of intimacy and loss. We seek the comfort and understanding of others, be they friends, family or lovers. Together and alone, we face the inevitability that at some point connections will be lost or irrevocably changed through distance, time or death.
Presented with Love/Less at Studio Underground
6:00 p.m. 19 – 22 September
Tickets $30 – $35*
Striking, vibrant and powerful, Next is a STRUT platform for local WA choreographers to showcase their own work. Next 2018 presents two powerful WA female solo shows across four nights – the emerging voice of Yilin Kong and the theatrical power of Sally Richardson.
They raise the roof and raise the curtain on another WA favourite, Kynan Hughes, with his own new show Love/Less.
Heath Ledger Theatre
8:00 p.m. 19 – 22 September
A cross between The Office and a cage fight, Cockfight is a game of comical one-upmanship that builds to moments of emotive impact, where generational truths are exposed and unpacked. A flash of bared teeth, territorial pissing contests, the desperation of needing to prove yourself versus the need to hold on to what you’ve got.
A program of site-specific performances by dancers of all ages, popping up in surprising places 5:15 and 7:15 p.m. Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22, across the State Theatre Centre.
Following positive response from the 2016 festival. The artists Q&A sessions will return for MoveMe Festival 2018. Times to be confirmed.
TeachMe is presented by Ausdance WA with Co3 Australia, Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre and Kynan Hughes. The workshop is designed for secondary teachers of dance to provide first-hand insights into the MoveMe Festival main events. There will also be a keynote address by Shona Erskine, dance psychologist, teacher.
For more information and to secure your workshop position find out more here.
This September, bask in a ballet like no other as West Australian Ballet presents the World Premiere of Dracula.
Based on the infamous 1992 gothic horror film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, by director Francis Ford Coppola, West Australian Ballet’s production includes the film’s haunting and dramatic music by composer Wojciech Kilar and will be performed live by West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Follow Dracula, whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina – and in doing so begins a reign of terror and seduction, draining the life from those around her to get what he so desires.
The must-see ballet of the year is selling fast!
Tickets $22 – $120
His Majesty’s Theatre
MoveMe Satellite Event
Maxine Doyle, the choreographer behind Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More in London, New York and Shanghai, now brings her exciting vision to Perth. Since 2016, STRUT has been working with Maxine Doyle and her team through a series of developmental workshops. This will culminate in a 2019 Perth Festival co-commission Sunset– An innovative dance-theatre creation at the Sunset Heritage Precinct down by the River Swan.
This MoveMe exclusive showing is for one night only,
Friday, 20 September 7:00 p.m.
State Theatre Centre – Middar Room
Talitha Maslin and Dane Yates present an immersive showing featuring live sound design and movement. Amity is a work in progress, developed in residence at The Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany in August 2018.
Amity looks at relationships between human beings, cohabitation of space by choreographer and composer, and possibilities in collaboration. Amity is driven by parallels between relationship development in Albany’s settlement history, contemporary communication, and the working relationship between multidisciplinary
Saturday 22 September, 5:00 p.m.
Middar Room, State Theatre Centre.
MoveMe Festival Blog
Dust on the Shortbread Both Serena and I have experienced dementia in our families. I guess this gave us a strong starting point. I grew up with a mother that has been scared of it for the last 30 years (so as long as I can remember) and an Oma and Opa who disappeared...