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  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • WHEN /

    16 – 23 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    Approx. 60 mins (no interval)

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

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Special Events 2019

Skeleton Tree

16 – 23 MAR 2019

Single tickets on sale now. Book a Season Pass and receive great savings and a wealth of benefits.

Book season pass

Information

  • EVENT TYPE /

    Dance

  • WHEN /

    16 – 23 Mar

  • WHERE /

    Beckett Theatre

  • DURATION /

    Approx. 60 mins (no interval)

  • TRIGGERING CONTENT /

    To discuss potentially triggering content please contact Malthouse Theatre’s Box Office or speak with a member of staff.

The power and ecstasy of grief.

Malthouse Theatre’s Dance Massive 2019 will see two choreographers bring together virtuosic movement, theatre and design across our Merlyn and Beckett Theatre stages. A compelling political allegory, and a quest into the labyrinth of the human heart, come to life in two moving experiences: Anouk van Dijk’s Common Ground and Stephanie Lake’s Skeleton Tree.

In Skeleton Tree, Stephanie Lake draws inspiration from the punch and poeticism of funeral songs and dances for the dead, to create a powerful new work about the primary human experience that language constantly fails to articulate: the ecstasy of grief. With her signature virtuosic movement, Skeleton Tree is an exhilarating union of dance, music and theatre.

★★★★★ A monumental talent … Lake’s work harnesses the kinetic energy of her extraordinary dancers to enduring effect.

- Time Out (for Stephanie Lake’s Colossus)

CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY / Stephanie Lake
DANCERS / Marlo Benjamin, Nicola Leahey & James O'Hara
DRAMATURG / Matthew Lutton
SOUND DESIGNER / Robin Fox
COSTUME DESIGNER / Paula Levis 
LIGHTING DESIGNER / Niklas Pajanti 
PRODUCER / Michaela Coventry
PRODUCTION MANAGER / Glenn Dulihanty

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES 

OPENING NIGHT 
6.00pm, Saturday 16 March 

SEASON PASS TICKET PRICES 

ALL PERFORMANCES
Standard / $39 
Senior / $34 
Concession / $30 
Under 30s & Students / $27

SINGLE TICKET PRICES 

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Malthouse Theatre and Stephanie Lake Company present – SKELETON TREE in association with Dance Massive. SKELETON TREE has been funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Generously supported by Linda Herd. 

Key image: Pippa Samaya.