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Dance on the Edge

4:00 pm and 8:00pm Saturday 7 May & 2:00pm Sunday 8 May

Celebrate Dance Week 2016 with ACT’s very own professional Dance Artists and check out their always awesome and astonishing dance practice. Be prepared for the quiet, the quick and the quirky!

For the first time, five new dance works have been commissioned to celebrate Belconnen’s 50th birthday in 2016.

Artists performing this year are Alison Plevey, Debora di Centa, William Tran & Irina Vyshinsyaka, QL2 dancers in a work by Sara Black, and Amy Dawson with percussionist Michelle Forman. This year we also have two visiting dancers from the Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries – Dance course,  Claire Bathgate-Petersen and Aiden Birney-Kilner, in a new work by choreographer Lewis Major.

“We are excited to be able to support local dance makers by the commissioning of these new works, which will focus on edgy and innovative dance styles and works. This investment in our Canberra artists is a very important development of our programming, and we hope as a result will encourage more Canberra connected dance artists to view the ACT as a welcoming and supportive home for dance.  We are also delighted to have special interstate guests Claire Bathgate-Petersen and Aiden Birney-Kilner from Queensland University of Technology in a new work by Lewis Major – an important growth of our relationships with tertiary dance training organisations” said co-ordinator of Dance on the Edge, Philip Piggin.

Dance on the Edge is presented as part of Ausdance ACT Dance Week 2016.


Cost > $20, $15 concession/Friends of BAC, plus booking fee
There will be free Q&A sessions after the 8:00pm Saturday performance and
2:00pm Sunday performance, to provide audience members the opportunity to meet the dancers and gain further insight into their works.

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Dance on the Edge

Alison Plevey, image: Lorna Sim


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    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]

    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events

  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.

  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way. See Maps for Parking here