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12 — 14 Sep

Lighting the Dark

Presented by Brisbane Festival and CPL — Choice, Passion, Life

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Lighting the Dark

A journey lit by heroes and heart.

A bold new work by Chris Dyke, a Kaurna (Adelaide) based dancer and choreographer living with Down Syndrome.

Chris, the embodiment of love itself, emanates compassion, transcending limitations and inviting us all into his radiant embrace. Yet, amidst his rich internal landscape of dreams and boundless imagination, the world often fails to see beyond the cover of the book — a book that if we dared to open, would reveal radical inspiration, creative brilliance, hope and love.

Inspired by Chris’ real-life heroes Banksy, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, Lighting the Dark shines brightly on Chris’ profoundly moving and life-affirming adventure through the world. Throughout the work, each of these icons acts as a mirror reflecting Chris’ expansive perception and limitless sense of possibility.

With the mesmerising Dancenorth Ensemble by his side, Chris leads the way, transforming the stage into a portal where love and light illuminate darkness.

A masterpiece of collaboration and community, Lighting the Dark is a profound celebration, traversing individual and universal truths in a dance to the very centre of what it means to be human.


Price

$39 - $49

Times

Matinee - 2pm
Evening Performances - 7pm

Sat 14 Sep, 2:00pm – AUSLAN interpreted, Audio Described performance

Where

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd, West End

Venue info

Accessibility

75% Visual Content

Auslan Interpreted Event

Wheelchair Accessible

Audio Described Event

Tactile Tour

Important Info

Age Suitability:
Recommended for all ages

Warnings:
Lighting the Dark is likely to include Smoke/Haze, strobing or flashing lights, laser, and loud or sudden noises

Some people may find live performance overstimulating at times. If you feel you need to take a break, Brisbane Festival and Dancenorth welcome you to the designated quiet space in the foyer. We have provided a live feed of the performance in this space, so you may follow the performance with reduced sensory immersion.

Booking Methods

For alternative ways to book, or to discuss your accessibility requirements, call Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre on (07) 3013 6666.


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September 12th
7:00pm
 
September 13th
7:00pm
 
September 14th
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Dancenorth is fast becoming the most important contemporary dance company in Australia.

Wesley Enoch AM

…their extremely high-energy performances are always wonderful to watch

Broadway World


For the third year running CPL has partnered with Brisbane Festival as official Access and Inclusion Partner. Day to day, CPL provides disability services and support to help people of all ages maximise their potential, but the organisation has a bigger vision – a world where all people live an inclusive, passionate and fulfilling life.
Through our partnership with Brisbane Festival, CPL is supporting more artists with disability to take the stage, more disability-led productions to be programmed, and more access services to be provided to audiences.

CPL are immensely proud to contribute significantly to the advancement of access and inclusion at the festival.



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DANCENORTH AUSTRALIA

DANCENORTH AUSTRALIA

As a major champion of the arts in regional North Queensland, Dancenorth Australia balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating compelling contemporary dance that tours the globe.


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How to get there

Thomas Dixon Centre

406 Montague Rd, West End

Getting there

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