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

Evening program

A stage teeming with 64 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.

Tickets start at $48.00

  • Stephanie Lake

    Stephanie Lake

    Artistic Director and Choreographer

    Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her acclaimed works, including Colossus, Pile of Bones, Skeleton Tree, DUAL, If Never Was Now and Aorta, have toured to France, Belgium, Ireland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Scotland, Luxembourg, Singapore and New Zealand as well as across Australia. Stephanie has created works for Sydney Dance Co...

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  • Stephanie Lake Company

    Melbourne based Stephanie Lake Company was established in 2014 to create and tour contemporary dance works. Known for a gutsy, original choreographic style and striking visual aesthetic, Stephanie Lake Company strives to create performances that are affectingand relevant. Working in collaboration with Australia’s leading dancers, designers and composers, the company has been presented in major festivals and venues around ...

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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. 

Rehearsal Directors Nikky Muscat and Sarah McCrorie.
Production Manager Emily O’Brien.
Technical Director Robert Larsen.
Producer Beth Raywood Cross.
Consultant Producer Vivia Hickman.
International Agent Cathy Pruzan.

École de contemporain de Montréal
 Rosalie Boivin, Méanne Belisle, Gabrielle Bouchard, Gabrielle Boudreau, Léa Boudreault, Laura Brisson, Julianna Bryson, Alec Charbonneau, Sphynx Church, Meggie Cloutier-Hamel, Émile De Vasconcelos-Taillefer, Ambre Dupuis, Coralie Fortier, Jean-François Gilède, Tom Godefroid, Camille Huang, Alice Jackson, Clodie Lambert, Rosalie Lamoureux, Sarah Manipou, Charlotte Mégardon, Mya Métellus, Auvesa Raymond, Tommy-Lee Salvas, Manon Scialfa, Jules Talavera, Alex Turcotte, Anna Vauquier and Jérôme Zerges.

École supérieure de ballet du Québec Maxyme Lachance, Ana Sofia Natera Marquez, Éloïse Chénier, Anaelle Carette, Clara Koçollari, Alice Fournier, Cassandre Leroux, Leela Taggar, Ariane Pejot-Charrost, Tuesday Rain Leduc, Manon Delanoë, Jeanne Brabant-Lavigne, Janna Matoussova, Noah Broadway, Laika Wintemute, Sydney Pierce, Sophie Groleau-Rouleau, Anaïs Roy, Gabrielle Chevalier, Calista Caron, Shô Araki, Nickolas Anderson, Éliane Jacques, Emma MacDonald, Maëlle Hamache, Alexie Morlot, Sofia Dadone, Anne-Frédérique Charland, Tao Stone Leduc, Arnaud Mongeon, Elias Roldan, Justin Côté and Andrea Hernandez van Deelen.

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

Colossus was originally commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe through the Take Over Program. Colossus touring is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Canny Quine Foundation, and Humanity Foundation.

Colossus is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Canny Quine Foundation, The Humanity Foundation, Linda Herd and generous individual donors.


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