Qu’est-ce Que C’est? presented by NICA

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) presents Qu’est-ce Que C’est? [What are they doing… here?]

A comedy slapstick mystery from acclaimed French Director Charlotte Saliou. We are looking for someone… someone important maybe, or maybe not? We don’t know who it will be, we may not even know what we are searching for…

Expect the surprising and unexpected as acclaimed international Director, Charlotte Saliou brings characters to life through NICA’s cohort of 19 graduating students. In their final production at NICA, this ensemble will serve up a spectacle of eccentricity, exultation, spontaneity and humour. Enjoy a delightful display of physical theatre, falls, dance, slapstick and poetic stage imagery mixed with elite circus skills including acrobatics, adagio, aerials, unicycle, roue Cyr and handstands.

This is a classic tale of ‘whodunnit’ with a twist: someone has gone missing and the characters are on a hunt to solve the case. But in true slapstick style, things don’t go to plan and comedic mayhem charmingly suspends the need for narrative. Within the characters of Qu’est-ce Que C’est? you may find a friend, an enemy, someone loved, an icon, a star, a queen, a superman, a fool or a Madonna - in short, the everyman who summons our humanity.

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January

This special development program will provide a handful of selected young artists with a unique opportunity to gain experience training and working within a small professional dance company.

March

Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of 19-year-old Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque, where life lights up on the disco floor.

May

The RAD's third international conference, 'Shaping Bodies, Shaping Minds', will take place January 18-19, 2020, in Melbourne.

Dancehouse are proud to announce our new Emerging Choreographers Program (ECP): a year-long capacity building and professional development initiative running from July 2019 to July 2020.

This bold new musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from 10 May 2019.

Expressions Dance Company (EDC), one of Queensland’s leading contemporary dance companies, will provide intensive contemporary dance workshops for students from Rockhampton and surrounds.

Join the Royal Academy of Dance and students from dance schools across the ACT and Riverina Areas in a celebration of dance in all its forms.

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June

This June, the Sydney Opera House will premiere the latest edition of Thrones!, the uproarious musical parody of HBO’s Game of Thrones.