Brisbane Festival presents

Communal Table


18 - 21 Sept | The Joinery



Dancenorth (AUS)

World Premiere

Arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

Join eight extraordinary performers and 88 guests over a three-course meal in an evening for the adventurous and the curious.

This world premiere from Dancenorth, Australia’s powerhouse dance company that gave us the multi-award-winning Attractor (2017) and last year’s exquisite Dust, sets out to illuminate the most basic of human desires through the sharing of four fundamental ingredients – food, wine, conversation and dancing.

This multi-sensorial work has been created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, and features choreography by eight of Australia’s leading dancemakers, in collaboration with John Armstrong, Global Philosopher-in-Chief of The School of Life.


Communal Table brings together a vibrant and spirited shared feast from The Joinery’s exclusive caterer Chez Nous Corporate. Inspired by the cuisines of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, the colourful menu features an exciting mix of tastes and textures designed to showcase the power of a shared dining experience to bring people together, build friendships and create communities.

Regarding dietary requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements, please advise us via this form after you have purchased your tickets.


This is an 18+ event.


Concept/Direction/Choreography Kyle Page, Amber Haines

Global Philosopher in Chief, School of Life John Armstrong

Music Kelly Ryall

Lighting Design Niklas Pajanti

Set and Costume Design Andrew Treloar

Tables Designed by Liminal Spaces

Dramaturgy Lee Serle

Assistant Lighting Designer Tom Roach

Choreography Kristina Chan in collaboration with Mason Kelly, Thomas E.S. Kelly in collaboration with Felix Sampson, Melanie Lane in collaboration with Georgia Rudd, Jo Lloyd in collaboration Jenni Large, Gabrielle Nankivell in collaboration with Samantha Hines, Kyle Page in collaboration with Amber Haines, Daniel Riley in collaboration with Jack Ziesing, Lee Serle in collaboration with Ashley McLellan


Performers/Collaborators Amber Haines, Samantha Hines, Mason Kelly, Jenni Large, Ashley McLellan, Georgia Rudd, Felix Sampson and Jack Ziesing


Production Manager Felicity Organ-Moore

Stage Manager Carly O’Neill

Audio Engineer Jon Niehaus

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc. Brisbane Festival, Ten Days on the Island and Bleach Festival.



This event concluded in 2019.

Doors: 6.30pm

Show: 7pm

Ticket collections from 30 min prior to performance

Restricted to person over 16 years

Duration : 150 minutes

The Joinery

244 Montague Road
West End
QLD 4101

$90 - $100

Includes shared dining experience and drinks package

If you have dietary requirements please complete this form

Wheelchair Access

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Street parking is available nearby, most of it is metered.

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