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Dance Massive

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Described as the epicentre of contemporary dance in Australia, Dance Massive is hitting Melbourne from today.

A massive collaborative between Arts House, Malthouse Theatre and Dancehouse in conjunction with AusDance will see 18 shows, 91 performances and six world premieres over the next 13 days.

“Contemporary dance has never been stronger in Australia,” says AusDance Director Neil Roach.

“Dance Massive provides an amazing amount of technical and marketing support for artists who might struggle with getting their work to be visible. But more than that- Dance Massive provides a great mix of established and new artists, in a context where new audiences can get a taste of new exciting experiences.”

Arts House Creative Producer Angharad Wynne-Jones is hopeful this year’s program, the third since Dance Massive launched in 2009, will keep up the event’s reputation for cutting-edge performances.

“Audiences have the opportunity to be immersed in some of the finest work by contemporary Australian artists, and for those artists to see or discuss the work of their peers and take part in workshops organised by AusDance.”

Coinciding with Dance Massive, the National Dance Forum– a project of Ausdance National and the Australian Council of the Arts- will be held at the Footscray Community Arts Centre from Friday 15 – Sunday 17 March. At the forum key speakers will discuss the question “Why dance?”

Dance Massive runs from March 12 -24. For more information and tickets visit dancemassive.com.au.


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