Welcome to Dancehouse,
Dancehouse is the centre for independent dance in Melbourne. Through its programs of residencies, performance, training and research, Dancehouse is a space for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged moving art. Dancehouse is a genuine tool for the dance-maker, a catalyst for developing new audiences and a facilitator of meaningful alliances and mobility schemes, in Australia and internationally.
It is a pure coincidence that the choreographers presented in the Dancehouse Dance Massive program are all women. Exploring notions of impermanence, gender, identity, unity as well as interrogations on what is choreographed and what persists of the choreographic, their pieces each generate an infinitely nuanced poetics of the moving and thinking body. No overtly feminist or gender oriented overtones; simply distinctive flavours from genuine authors, both established and emergent; simply the body, as a living receptor, the body as mind, filtering time and space in a subtle attempt to bring meaning, imagination and some poetry into this world.
-- Angela Conquet, Dancehouse