Labyrinth

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Stone. Sweat. Fear. From deep within – a low, strange moan. This is a place of terror. Of sacrifice. Of reckoning. This is the Labyrinth.

In the haunting corridors beneath Abbotsford Convent, Forest Collective presents a new dance-opera & piano concerto. Through this immersive theatrical experience, you will descend into the labyrinth of Greek myth, witnessing first-hand the ordeal of Theseus, Ariadne and her half-brother, the Minotaur.

Evan J Lawson’s music and Daniel Szesiong Todd’s libretto confront themes of shame, isolation and redemption, while maverick Melbourne pianist Danaë Killian gives powerful voice to the work’s dramatically-embedded piano concerto. Ashley Dougan’s visceral, yet lyrical choreography brings a desperate humanity to this epic tale. Enter the Labyrinth in 2024.

Presented by Forest Collective, Abbotsford Convent and Midsumma Festival.

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February

Choreolab24 will support two established choreographers and two emerging choreographers to undertake a three-week development of 4 new works.

Join Queensland Ballet Academy for a celebration of the exquisite artforms of ballet and music in this beloved collaboration between Queensland Ballet Academy and Queensland Youth Orchestras.

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A treasure trove of ballet masterpieces from the vault. Join us at the Thomas Dixon Centre as we present four glittering works from the vault in a balletic feast for the senses.

March

INCITE is Force Majeure’s signature professional development program created and led by Artistic Director Danielle Micich.

'The Assembl'y is a multifaceted performance work by Raghav Handa in collaboration with dance artists Victor Zarallo and Josh Freedman.

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June