Created by Raewyn Hill


In situations of extreme stress, who would you turn to? In a tumultuous time, communities come together to support and grow.

THE ZONE is an explosive dance work, created by Raewyn Hill, that explores the notion of community forming in extraordinary circumstances. Profound yet playful, the performance chronicles the creation of community told through Hill’s stunning movement language.

Artistic Director and choreographer Raewyn Hill will be joined again by music collaborator Eden Mulholland to play the original live score, and world renowned Japanese architect Satoshi Okada will join the creative team as set designer.

Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
Thurs 7 – Sat 9 Sept, 7.30pm
Tues 12 – Sat 16 Sept, 7.30pm
Fri 8, Tues 12 & Thurs 14 Sept, 11am (School Matinees)
Wed 13 Sept, 1pm (Matinee)


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Photo by Pedro Greig

Reviews for THE ZONE


THE ZONE is high octane stuff. Mulholland and the 11 dancers are to be congratulated on a captivating performance. Kudos to all – this is festival-level work. Don’t miss it.”
– Nina Levy, The West Australian.


“Hill delivers another fiercely distinct spectacular that combines all elements of design as well as the artists’ dance skills to amaze, delight and astonish audiences.” – Nerida Dickinson, Artshub.


“Hill’s team of dancers have never looked so confident, so easily proficient. In blending an exceptional musical score with evocative, dynamic movement, Hill has created a work as compelling as it is inspired.” – Varnya Bromilow, Seesaw Magazine.


“Mulholland, Howett and Okada do a remarkable job of framing Hill’s mesmerising balance of carefully observed behaviour in the face of natural disaster, and the surreal images created by its impact.” – Rita Clarke, The Australian.


“Fast-paced and intense, THE ZONE is an hour of dance power, bursting at the seams with 11 whirling, twirling, writhing, twisting dancers… THE ZONE showcased some of the outstanding talent our State has to offer.” – Sarah Green, Australian Stage Online.


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Australia Council for the Arts

City of Perth

The Japan Foundation, Sydney