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Soak up a celebration of movement with a curated program of short films featuring the work of some of Australia’s most inspiring choreographers and dancers. Uncover a rich crossover of genres on screen, including physical theatre, Indigenous dance forms, Hip Hop and even yoga. Let go as your body subconsciously begins to sway to the beat on film.

Content Warning: Parental Guidance is recommended.
Patrons should be advised that some films contain partial nudity.



Sunrise at Midnight (2001)
Writer/Director: Sean O’Brien
Choreography and Dance: Yumi Umiumare, Tony Yap
Producer: Sophie Jackson and Sean O’Brien
Camera: Simon Von Wolkenstein, Sean O’Brien
Editor: Nick Meyers
Set Design: Robert Herbert
Music: Satsuki Odamura and Anne Norman Electronic
Soundscape: Kazumichi Grime

Catching and Killing (2006)
Director: Squareyed Films (Sean Gilligan and Sarah-Jane Woulahan)
Music Artist: Youth Group
Choreographer: Jane McKernan
Performers: Lizzie Thomson, Brian Fuata, Hannah Gee-Claugh, Jacob Livermore and Chafia Brooks.
DOP: Tim McGahan ACS
Art Direction: Michelle Sotheren
Make-Up: Emma Louise
Hair: Chris Stewart
Label: EMI Music Australia

Nun’s Night Out (2004/5)
Director: Samuel James and Julie-Anne Long
Choreographer: Julie-Anne Long
Composer: Drew Crawford
Performers: Kathy Cogill, Martin del Amo, Julie-Anne Long, Rakini Devi, Michael Whaites, Bernadette Walong, Narelle Benjamin
Photographer: Heidrun Lohr

Keep Walking (2007)
Director: Justin Kurzel
Music: Mess Hall
Choreographer and performers: B*boy Red and B*boy Hideboo
Label: EMI Music Australia

River Woman (2005)
Director: Michelle Mahrer
Cinematographer: Cordelia Beresford and Michelle Mahrer
Performers: Bernadette Walong, Narelle Benjamin, Brett Daffy and Kristina Chan

Potsdamer (2000)
Video: Samuel James
Choreography and performance: Martin del Amo

Arachne (2002)
Director: Matthew Bergan and Narelle Benjamin
Choreographer: Narelle Benjamin and Brett Daffy
Composer: Huey Benjamin
Performers: Narelle Benjamin, Brett Daffy, Russell Page
Sound designer: Huey Benjamin

The Fondue Set Presents the Lorraie Desmond Show (2006)
Director: Shane Carn
Choreographers and performers: Elizabeth Ryan, Jane McKernan, Emma Saunders
Cinematographer and editor: Shane Carn
Producers: Elizabeth Ryan, Jane McKernan, Emma Saunders
Composer: Al Franks and Nan Whitcomb

Shadow Play (2007)
Director: Madeleine Hetherton
Choreographer: Rowan Marchingo
Producer: Linda Micsko
Composer: Caitlin Yeo
Performers: Rinniya Johnson-Page, Kirk Page and Alexandra Harrison

Niche (2002)
Creator: Sue Healey
Composer: Darrin Verhagen
Performer: Shona Erskine
Director of Photography: Mark Pugh
Super 8 film projections: Louise Curham
Editor: Sam James

I Dream of Augustine (2005)
Devised and Directed by: Cordelia Beresford,
Choreographer and performer: Narelle Benjamin
Camera: Cordelia Beresford
Editor: Sally Fryer
Costume designer: Justine Seymour
Sound: Andrew Plain
Music: Hugh Benjamin
Producers: Cordelia Beresford, Joe Weatherstone

Girls Like That (1999)
Directors: Andrew Lancaster & David McCormack
Music: Custard
Choreographer: Lisa Ffrench
Dancers: Newtown Performing Arts High School students
Producer: Vincent Sheehan
Cinematographer: Max Davis
Editor: Roland Gallois




Erin Brannigan is Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance at the University of New South Wales. She is of Irish and Danish political exile, convict, and settler descent. Her publications include Moving Across Disciplines: Dance in the Twenty-First Century (Sydney: Currency House, 2010), Dancefilm: Choreography and the Moving Image (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011) and Bodies of Thought: 12 Australian Choreographers, co-edited with Virginia Baxter (Kent Town: Wakefield Press, 2014). She has published various chapters and articles in film, performance and dance journals and anthologies. Her current research project is Precarious Movements: Dance and the Museum with AGNSW, Tate UK, NGV, MUMA and artist Shelley Lasica and monographs associated with this project are Choreography, Visual Art and Experimental Composition 1950s -1970s (London: Routledge, 2022) and The Persistence of Dance: Choreography and Contemporary Art 1990s-2020s (NYP).

Initial CommissionPerformance Space
PHOTOBernadette Walong in ‘River Woman’ by Michelle Mahrer

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Hutong Gardens

Davison LaneSouthport CBD QLD 4215

Friday 21 Jun6:30PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 22 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 23 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Friday 28 Jun6:30PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 29 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 30 Jun5PM – 9:30PM
Friday 05 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 06 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
Sunday 07 Jul5PM – 9:30PM
All times are QLD AEST

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