Performance dates & times

Wednesday 26 Sep
Thursday 27 Sep
7:30 PM
Friday 28 Sep
7:30 PM
Saturday 29 Sep
7:30 PM
Sunday 30 Sep
5:00 PM

Running Time 60 minutes (no interval)

Price range

Arts Industry & Under 30*

*Limited availability

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Fifty dancers flood the stage in this monumental new work by acclaimed choreographer Stephanie Lake.

One of Australia’s most inventive and celebrated choreographers, Stephanie Lake, brings Colossus to Arts Centre Melbourne. See the stage flooded with bodies in this monumental new dance work created with fifty dancers who will take over the Fairfax Studio stage and beyond.

Out of the darkness, the theatre gradually fills with a living, breathing, joyous mass of dancing bodies, moving in complex unison and wild individuality. They jostle and coexist in perfect imperfection, illustrating the push and pull of humanity and the exquisite patterning found in the natural world. Exploring the beauty and ugliness of the collective experience, Colossus builds and re-builds towards a united, frenetic and formidable utopia. Working with a cast of fifty young and emerging dance artists and a team of Australia’s leading collaborators, Colossus is the latest project developed as part of the Take Over! program.

Take Over! is a unique and ground breaking partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe, that enables an independent artist, company or collective to develop a new creative idea and take over the Fairfax Studio stage for one week during Melbourne Fringe Festival.

About Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake is a multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. One of the most talented and respected choreographers and dancers making work in Australia, she is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and has performed for leading Australian dance companies including Chunky Move, Lucy Guerin Inc and BalletLab, touring and performing for nearly twenty years. Stephanie Lake has choreographed major works to high acclaim in the past five years, presented internationally and nationally by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House.

This project has been supported by Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo and John and Lorraine Bates.


Stephanie Lake
Robin Fox
Lighting Designer
Bosco Shaw
Costume Designer
Harriet Oxley
Production Manager
Emily O’Brien
Assistant Producer
Zela Papageorgiou
Michaela Coventry
Rowan Jobling (Intern), Lachlan Hall (Intern) and Nikki Tarling (Intern), Larissa Anthony, Rebecca Berry, Hannah Billingham, Tamara Bouman, Sarah Bourne, Eloise Brodie, Phaedra Brown, Grace Buchanan, Jazmyn Carter, Dominique Cowden, Molly Davies, Alexandra Dobson, Kayla Douglas, Nicholas Eva, Cheryl Friedrich, Annaleise Gaffney, Sophie Gould, Marni Green, Samuel Hammat, Tiffany Hislop, Surekha Krishnan, Thalia Livingstone, Gabrielle Loveridge, Jennifer Ma, Rachel Mackie, Kaitlin Malone, Kady Mansour, Sarah McCrorie, Nikky Muscat, Vanessa Northcott, Kyle Ramboyong, Hayley Roe, Aimee Schollum, Gabriel Sinclair, Lauren Stanley, Emily Sterry, Michaela Tancheff, Adrien Tucker, Georgia Tuckett , Sophia van Gent, Sophia Rose Walker, Olivia Yeo
This is a partnership project between the Victorian College of the Arts, Transit Dance (Tr.IPP), Stephanie Lake Company, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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