An unmissable festival of dance

DanceX returns in 2022, a timely opportunity for dance companies from across Australia to reconnect through a festival experience like no other.

DanceX is a three-part festival conceived and curated by The Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director David Hallberg that will showcase the depth, range and diversity of the nation’s dance community. Thrilling audiences with brand new commissions, Australian premieres and excerpts from some of the most popular dance works of the last year, DanceX is an unmissable experience for culture-lovers of all kinds.


Hosted by The Australian Ballet, DanceX welcomes varied interpretations and backgrounds from nine different companies, with two commissioned works specifically for the festival. We all support one another, but rarely under the same banner. This is the spirited embrace we are all craving after such a trying couple of years.

Here we are in 2022, our collective resilience has seen us through. We now reunite through DanceX to embody what is most important in our lives...the beauty of movement.

David Hallberg


DanceX includes works from: The Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc, Australian Dance Theatre, Queensland Ballet, Marrugeku and Karul Projects.

These nine companies will perform the repertoire of their choice in 12 shows over three parts, gathering at the Playhouse.

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