Brisbane Festival presents



19 - 22 Sept | Brisbane Powerhouse - Powerhouse Theatre


Dancenorth / Liminal Spaces (AUS)

World Premiere

"★★★★★ - Dancenorth have unleashed something new and profound for contemporary dance." THE BAREFOOT REVIEW

A world premiere from Dancenorth, the new powerhouse of Australian dance that gave us the multi-award-winning Attractor at last year’s Brisbane Festival.

Dust takes a deep and daring dive into how – through the lottery of birth – we inherit the architecture of restriction and opportunity. How do we agitate and illuminate the engineering of our own existence?

Dust is an audacious new collaboration created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion) and an architecturally-designed set by the award-winning Liminal Spaces.




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Nadia Jade

The opening performance of Ashley McLellan was spectacularly disturbing and a fitting start to the piece, juxtaposed by the perfectly in-sync ensemble work on the far side of the stage. Read more.

This performance contains partial nudity, sound pressure effects and uses a haze machine and pyrotechnics. Suitable for audiences 12+ years.
Image by Amber Haines

Creative team

Artistic Director: Kyle Page
Associate Artistic Director: Amber Haines
Dramaturg: Gideon Obarzanek
Dancer: Jenni Large
Dancer: Ashley McLellan
Dancer: Mason Kelly
Dancer: Georgia Rudd
Dancer: Felix Sampson
Dancer: Samantha Hines
Dancer: Jack Zeising
Composer and Musician: Jessica Moss
Set Design: Liminal Spaces
Lighting Design: Niklas Pajanti
Costumes: Harriet Oxley

Dancenorth is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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, Sydney Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Riverside Theatres, Merrigong Theatre Company, Monash Academy of Performing Arts and Théâtre National de Chaillot.


Wed 19 Sept - 7.30pm (Preview)
Thu 20 Sept - 7.30pm
Fri 21 Sept - 7.30pm
Sat 22 Sept - 7.30pm

Brisbane Times Festival Conversations after performance - Thu 20 Sept

Duration : 70 minutes

Brisbane Powerhouse - Powerhouse Theatre

119 Lamington Street
QLD 4005

$35 - $38 + booking fee

Wheelchair accessible, assistive listening available

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