The Dinner Party (The Host)

An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Dinner Party exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power-play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly. Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?

Premiering to extraordinary reviews in Brisbane in 2015, The Dinner Party (former title The Host), is gripping contemporary dance theatre from Queensland’s award-winning Expressions Dance Company. You will be struck by the sublime costumes by celebrated Australian fashion designer Gail Sorronda, music recordings from Queensland's highly acclaimed Southern Cross Soloists and inspiring movement by internationally renowned choreographer, Natalie Weir.

NOMINATED: 2016 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Company (The Host)

DURATION: Approx. 60 minutes, including interval

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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.