Welcome to Dancehouse,

Dancehouse is Australia's premier centre for independent dance. We are a site for developing challenging, invigorating and socially engaged moving art. Our role is threefold: to advance independent dance artists, to build dance audiences, and to develop the art form itself. Our programs generate a kaleidoscope of opportunities and sit at a confluence of circulations: of makers, ideas, spaces, contexts, publics, disciplines and territories.



With 2017, we are about to step into our 25th year and any anniversary prompts those important reflections about who we are, what we do, how we do it and where we are heading. It invites us to ask important questions about where dance itself sits now in Australia, as practice, as art form and as membrane that reverberates the world; about the artists who make the dance, about how they make it, for whom and with what resources. Somewhat more importantly, it invites us to look back, understand how the compost of the past nourishes the present and plants the seeds for the new.

Our 2017 program will delve a little into these interrogations and we kick it off with Takao Kawaguchi's acclaimed
 About Kazuo Ohno – a brilliantly irreverent take on agency, authorship and authenticity and a brilliant lesson that archives are never static.

We wish you a great year, one that will open up the space and heart to dance, on the inside and the outside! Stay attuned!