★★★★ ‘Thrillingly inspired.’
Physical exuberance, sonic resonance and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music and visual art.
Set on a custom-made inflatable stage, Wayfinder ignites the senses as it brings together the gravity-defying movement of Dancenorth Australia with three-time Grammy-nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin, who create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility. An undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score, immersing audiences in a new sonic dimension.
Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart-expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes and the visual experience is enhanced with lighting design from Niklas Pajanti.
Directed by Amber Haines and Kyle Page, Wayfinder is a breathtaking spectacle that recognises connection as the central axis of the universe. By the stars, the waves and the sun, we find our way. A summoning of collective awe and wonder, Wayfinder is a tonic for the times.
As a major champion of the arts in regional North Queensland, Dancenorth Australia balances a dynamic regional presence with a commitment to creating compelling contemporary dance that tours the globe.
Dancenorth is one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies having presented work in over 45 international arts festivals and venues around Australia and the world and is an integral part of the Australian dance ecology making a significant contribution to
the dance sector and building literacy
around contemporary dance nationally.
An epicentre of cultural exchange, Dancenorth empowers and supports dancemaking in Australia and independent practice through residencies, secondments, and creative developments through our Artistic Leadership and Capacity Development Program.
Alongside the professional ensemble and touring productions sits an equally vital pillar of focus: Community Experience.
Driven by a dedicated team, Dancenorth works with diverse and minority
communities across Queensland using dance to support, enhance, inspire and heal bringing communities together.
|Time & Location||
Thu 29 Feb – Sun 3 Mar
Thu–Sat 7pm | Sun 2pm Heath Ledger Theatre, 174 - 176 William Street, Northbridge / Yandilup
Eligible for package discount
Contains strobe and haze effects.
Strict lockout: latecomers not admitted.
Post Show Q&A Fri 1 Mar
Stay in your seats after the performance to hear from creators and artists in a Q&A session.
- Wayfinder was commissioned by Brisbane Festival and North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).
- This project was made possible by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund–an Australian Government Initiative.
- Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
- Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council through their Strategic Partnerships Program, and gratefully acknowledges the Wayfinder Giving Circle, who has supported the making of this work.
- Amber Haines