The Pebbleverse is a place outside human time. It beckons from within Deep Time, those millennia during which continents were formed and moulded by the dramatic shifting of tectonic plates, volcanic eruption and relentless weathering.

Pebbleheads are the natives here, fantastic beings, oblivious to passion, violence, adrenaline and anxiety; naïve yet wise. They are immeasurably old and worn, solid and yet light to the touch. Everything fascinates them: from the minute to the vast, from a weed poking through a crack to the flit of a shadow on a wall. 

This encounter is a step into their Pebbleverse, revealing dream-like landscapes and fragmented tales: part installation, part performance, part meditation. What will it call up in you?


Presented by Fine Lines

Director: Katrina Rank
Producer: Katrina Rank & Shannon Parsons
Performance: Arna Elmes, Jenny Barnett, Jessica Mosca and Katrina Rank
Music: Johann Johannsonn

Pebbledheads created by Sarah crowEST


Venue: Dancehouse, SYLVIA STAEHLI THEATRE (this event is wheelchair accessible)
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER: 1pm, 5pm, 7pm
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER: 1pm, 5pm
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
After the performance, there will be an opportunity for short personal encounters with the Pebbleheads, to see through their eyes and engage in conversation with the artists.
Bookings: $25 ($20 for seniors) BOOK NOW

Yes You Can, Fine Lines Workshops (Free)
Venue: Dancehouse, SYLVIA STAEHLI THEATRE (this event is wheelchair accessible)
SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER: 11am-12noon
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER: 11am-12noon


Fine Lines dancers engage physically, critically and creatively in contemporary dance practice and performance making. Many Fine Liners are professionally trained (London Contemporary, Australian Ballet School, QUT, Lynn Golding) and have performed in professional and semi-professional contexts (Margaret Lasica's Modern Dance Ensemble, Jacobs Pillow, One Extra, Meryl Tankard, The Australian Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, Victorian State Opera) and have worked with numerous Australian and international artists.

Katrina Rank trained as a dancer at the Australian Ballet School, graduating in 1984. She performed professionally in Australia and in the UK, with the Dancers Company, The Australian Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre (UK), the Victorian State Opera as well as independent contemporary dance choreographers.  In 2007 she was the Caroline Plummer Community Dance Fellow and spent 6 months in Dunedin, creating work with community. Katrina has choreographed many dance and theatre works with diverse communities, the most recent being My Body is an Etching, performed at the BOLD Festival 2017. In 2013 Katrina initiated Fine Lines, contemporary dance for mature bodies.

British born artist Sarah crowEST studied fashion and textiles at Medway College of Design and Hornsey College of Art in London in the 1970s. She emigrated to Australia in 1985 and pursued freelance work in the design industry in Sydney and Adelaide while developing her art practice. Sarah crowEST lives and works in Melbourne. She was a Gertrude Contemporary resident studio artist for 2013-1015. In 2008 she was a recipient of the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Travel/Study Scholarship and spent a year in Lisbon, Portugal at Escola MAUMAUS in the independent study program. CrowEST's paintings and textile works are held in the following public collections: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria; Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Her work is also held in private collections in Australia and overseas.

Arna Elmes trained at QUT graduating with an Associate Diploma of Arts. She has worked as a freelance contemporary dancer (Expressions, QPAT, On D.E.C, Mind If We Move) and performed in local theatre companies (Brisbane Arts Theatre, La Bôite, Harvest Rain Theatre Company). She lives in Melbourne and teaches dance to adults.

Jenny Barnett has facilitated and directed cross-arts community projects involving people of all ages for over twenty years. She has been an independent external evaluator for arts festivals and professional touring ensembles.  Jenny is an experienced mentor and group facilitator, working across corporate, public and not for profit sectors.  She is interested in the relationships between ageing, wellbeing and the arts.

Jessica Mosca is a teacher, dancer, vocalist, choreographer and actor. Her portfolio includes a range of Corporate Events, Children's Entertainment and Music Theatre shows. Jess has over 12-years' experience as a dance and vocal coach. She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2013 majoring in voice, completing a Diploma of Education in 2014. She freelances for The Song Room in under privileged schools to use the Arts to build schools and local communities.


Fine Lines gratefully acknowledge the City of Yarra and Dancehouse in their support of the development of this new work.

Image: Katrina Rank



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