Stephanie Lake Company - Colossus

  • Melbourne
  • Stephanie Lake Company


    Stephanie Lake
Length – 60 min. Venue – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts
8 March 2023 - 20 h 00
9 March 2023 - 20 h 00
10 March 2023 - 20 h 00
11 March 2023 - 20 h 00

A stage teeming with 60 bodies. Stephanie Lake, a leading figure in Australian dance, explores the joy and excitement of the collective experience in an extraordinary event. Breathtaking! 

How do we share space? How do we cooperate? Is a crowd more than the sum of its parts? These are some of the questions addressed in Colossus, a monumental work by choreographer Stephanie Lake, created in Montreal with a local cast. This unifying piece transforms itself according to the cities it visits, from Paris to Sydney, in a spirit of sharing and exchange.

They emerge from the darkness, a dizzying mass of bodies moving in complex unison and wild individuality. Bursting with life, they embody the cohesive force of the group and echo the exquisite patterning found in the natural world—the dance of schools of fish or flights of starlings. A single movement triggers a chain reaction that shifts the ensemble from chaos to order; as if by magic, the current is transmitted from one body to another. Colossus transports us elsewhere for the duration of an utterly spellbinding evening.

A project in collaboration with the École supérieure de ballet du Québec and the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.

Single tickets go on sale on June 2nd, 2022.


Tickets start at $48.00

Post-performance talk with the artists

    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Friday March 10, 2023

  • Stephanie Lake

    Stephanie Lake

    Artistic Director and Choreographer

    Lauréate de nombreuses distonctions, Stephanie Lake est chorégraphe, danseuse et directrice de la Stephanie Lake Company. Ses œuvres acclamées, dont Colossus, Pile of Bones, Skeleton Tree, DUAL, If Never Was Now et Aorta, ont été présentées en France, en Belgique, en Irlande, à Hong Kong, au Danemark, en Écosse, au Luxembourg, à Singapour et en Nouvelle-Zélande, ainsi qu'en Aus...

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  • Stephanie Lake Company

    La Stephanie Lake Company a été fondée à Melbourne en 2014. Connue pour son style chorégraphique audacieux et original et son esthétique visuelle saisissante, la compagnie aspire à créer des spectacles touchants et pertinents. Travaillant en collaboration avec les meilleurs danseurs, concepteurs et compositeurs d'Australie, la compagnie a été présentée dans les principaux festivals et salles d'Australie et a eff...

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Stephanie Lake Company 

Premiere September 26th, 2018, Arts Centre Melbourne. 

Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephanie Lake. 
Associate Producer Beth Raywood Cross. 
Composer Robin Fox. 
Lighting Designer Bosco Shaw.  
Costume Designer Harriet Oxley. 
Production Manager Emily O’Brien. 

A project in collaboration with the École supérieure de ballet du Québec and the École de danse contemporaine de Montréal.


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