Investigating the power of tranquillity and its relationship to chaos, Noise Quartet Meditation examines the resonant harmony in the perpetual exchange between these two states. Through the amplification of the most imperceptible vibrations, energy swells until it unravels as a cyclone of moving flesh and sound. As dialogue travels between the turbulent and the calm, body and sonic activity expand beyond their physical states. This piece was awarded the 2015 Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation, and a nomination for the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography.

Choreography: Lilian Steiner
Performance: Lilian Steiner, Briarna Longville, Jonnine Nokes, Atticus Bastow
Sound Design: Jonnine Nokes, Atticus Bastow
Lighting Design: Matthew Adey


Lilian Steiner is a Melbourne-based dancer and choreographer whose practice utilizes the inherent intelligence of the active body as the primary tool for creating wholly encompassing visual, sonic and kinesthetic experiences.

Lilian's choreographic projects include The Call to Connect - Voyager Recordings (Lucy Guerin Inc.'s Pieces for Small Spaces,
2012), Meditation (Melbourne Now, NGV, 2014), Noise Quartet Meditation (2014), BUNKER (2015, in collaboration with Leah Landau) and her most recent and ambitious work Admission into the Everyday Sublime (Next Wave Festival, 2016). Noise Quartet Meditation received the Green Room Award for Concept and Realisationas well as a nomination for the Shirley McKechnie Award for Choreography. BUNKER received a Green Room Award nomination for Design (spatial and costume).

Since 2011, Lilian has been a dancer with Lucy Guerin Inc. across many projects (Structure and Sadness, Weather, Motion Picture, The Dark Chorus, Split) and Phillip Adams' Balletlab (Above, Smudge, EVER). Amongst others, she has worked with choreographers Rennie McDougall and Brooke Stamp, visual artists Ash Keating, Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer and Alicia Frankovic and architect Matthew Bird (Studio Bird).

Lilian received nominations for the Green Room Award - Best Female Dancer in both 2013 and 2016.


Dates: 19-22 March
Times: 7pm
Duration: 60 mins
Where: Upstairs Studio, Dancehouse
Cost: $25 F | $20 C | $15 DH Members & Yarra residents
Bookings: click here

Image credit: Lauren Dunn

Noise Quartet Meditation is supported by the City of Yarra through Dancehouse; the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; Lucy Guerin Inc.; The Substation; and Melbourne Fringe.


DANCE MASSIVE is an initiative of Arts House, Malthouse and Dancehouse in conjunction with Ausdance Victoria. Dance Massive is supported by Creative Victoria and the Australian Government's Ministry for the Arts. The delegate program of Dance Massive is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.The Dancehouse Dance Massive program is supported by the City of Yarra and its public program, by Victoria College of the Arts.