Arts House Melbourne is daring you to spend the night with your inner angels and demons, through the unveiling of their latest contemporary dance pieces from two of the nation’s best choreographers. ‘Pile of Bones’ by Stephanie Lake Company and ‘Nightdance’ by Melanie Lane will have their world premiere in Melbourne in August, the two pieces a heartfelt commentary on the intricacy of the relationships we have with others, and the relationship we have with ourselves.
Past works by Stephanie Lake have resonated on a global stage, including at the Dublin Dance Festival, Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris, and the Hong Kong Arts Festival to name a few. Just a few years into her career, Lake’s international presence has earned her multiple awards, and her dance company is an ongoing journey into her unique style and interpretation of human behaviour. Her latest piece ‘Pile of Bones’ aims to ‘examine love, suppression, mutation, and the uprising of inner demons and angels’.
Melanie Lane, based part-time in Melbourne part-time in Berlin, has devoted her career to delving into the relationship between body and object. Her resume is overflowing with international collaborations including performances at the Uzes Danse Festival, Dock 11 Berlin, and was recently appointed the title of resident director at Lucy Guerin Inc. ‘Nightdance’ is a performance that investigates how humans are affected by nightlife, featuring composition from electronic music producer Clark, and stage lighting designed by artist Ben ‘Bosco’ Shaw.
The pairs upcoming debuts are an ode to the talent within the Melbourne dance community and are expected to propel these prestigious choreographers reputations even further. Click here to get tickets to ‘Pile of Bones’ and ‘Nightdance’.