State Theatre Centre of WA
11 – 22 September 2018
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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

Image Credit: Fionn Mulholland

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 Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM and George Shevtsov.

WA Dance Makers Project 2018

Studio Underground

7:30 p.m. 12 – 15 September

12:00 p.m. 14 September

5:00 p.m. 16 September

Tickets $35*

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.

Co3 Australia

Image Credit: Emma Fishwick

Kynan Hughes Presents

Image Credit: Emma Fishwick


Studio Underground

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.


Image Credit: Simon Pynt


Heath Ledger Theatre

8:00 p.m. 19 – 22 September

Tickets $35*


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.

The Farm

Image Credit: Darcy Grant


Following positive response from the 2016 festival. The artists Q&A sessions will return for MoveMe Festival 2018. Times to be confirmed.

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 Draculaby 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!

6 – 22 September

Tickets $22 – $120

His Majesty’s Theatre


MoveMe Satellite Event

Sunset Showing


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 SunsetAn innovative dance-theatre creation at the Sunset Heritage Precinct down by the River Swan.

This MoveMe exclusive showing is for one night only.

Thursday, 20 September 7:00 p.m. 

State Theatre Centre – Middar Room

Amity Showing

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 artforms.

Saturday 22 September, 5:00 p.m.

Middar Room, State Theatre Centre. 


MoveMe Festival Blog

Find out the latest news about the upcoming MoveMe Festival.

Gavin Webber: There’s more to life than praise and sexual interest

Two blokes square off in an office It’s hypermasculine, it’s dangerous, it’s white male violence where phones and whiteboards and words are weapons. It’s pointless, it’s painful, and it leaves the participants both the worse for wear. The male ego, so keen for...

Amity, a collaboration between Talitha Maslin and Dane Yates

Amity, a collaboration between Talitha Maslin and Dane Yates   Talitha and Dane sat down to discuss their new collaboration Amity. MoveMe Festival goers are extremely lucky to have the opportunity to see a FREE showing of this new work. Pre-registration is...

Insight into Dust on the Shortbread

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...

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