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DIRTY FEET has now been around for twelve years and this is the latest season of their OUT OF THE STUDIO. Two very strong works in development raising various issues about our society and the world around us . The house was packed and treated to some exciting , unusual choreography and great dancing.


First up in the double bill was ‘Madonna’ choreographed and directed by Emma Harrison who also performed. The two other cast members were Emalyn Knight and Mikayla Nangle . Yes , Harrison’s work is inspired by Madonna as in the pop star phenomenon , but the work also examines the Madonnna/whore complex , the Virgin Mary , how women have been perceived , documented and pigeonholed throughout the ages and celebrates strong women throughout the ages .

There are references to Greco-Roman goddesses ( Diana and Athena ) and how women have been portrayed throughout time .The dancers are at some points posed like shop mannequins so there is also the ideal of the ‘perfect’ women’s body .The work also uses the dynamic of the female gaze as the dancers sometimes stare unflinchingly at the audience. Continue reading DIRTY FEET: OUT OF THE STUDIO


Dance lovers are invited  along to an intimate evening of contemporary dance works from a variety of seasoned and emerging choreographers.  Running for its seventh season in 2018, Platform Shorts will continue to feature fresh new work from seasoned and emerging choreographers.

It is the perfect place to get a taste of contemporary dance and support  independent artists.

Dance, ten minutes at a time.

Choreographers include:
Jay Bailey
Katrina Carter
Bonnie Curtis
Kate Garrett
Emma Harrison
Cydney Yeats and Mikayla Bayliss

Tickets Adult $25/ Concession $22/ Child (12 and under) $5. Tickets online or contact the team for information on group discounts for groups of dance students email:  platformshorts@gmail.com

Platform Shorts is presented by Annandale Creative Arts Centre, [Facebook] an initiative of Newtown Mission. The Annandale Creative Arts Centre is situated at 81 Johnstone Street, Annandale. Performance dates are April 20 to April 22 at 7.30pm.