A showcase of WA independent dance makers curated by Raewyn Hill

24 – 26 NOVEMBER 2022

State Theatre Centre of WA

Middar Room

A season of new ideas that resonate through time and space, from Western Australia’s artists and dance makers, curated by Raewyn Hill.

This year's studio season showcase will feature the ideas of three WA artists and dance makers – Mark Haslam, David Mack and Russell Thorpe. Themes explored revolve around boundaries, the multiplicity of our existence, and the meaning and lessons we take from them.

Artists will reflect on, expand and interrogate their practice with the mentorship and support of a professional dance company. This opportunity is a valuable platform for artistic connection and exchange in the independent dance sector that is fresh, raw and honest. We are proud to present these deeply layered and textured ideas as part of this studio season in our Pathways Program.

This is pioneering contemporary dance by new makers in the State of Western Australia.


Content Warning: Some of the works presented contain haze, strobe lighting FX, violent imagery, dynamic sound levels and/ or partial nudity.

2022 Artists

BETA - explores the intersection of analogue and digital in our messy everyday lives. 

Created by: Mark Haslam

Performers: Jessica Pettitt and Mark Haslam 

Music: Idiot by James Holden; Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush; Auto Erotic by Orphx.

IF, THEN…  - Looks at what is concealed and reveals the subjectivity of perceptions and biases.  

Choreographer/ Sound Designer: David Mack 

Performers/ Dramaturgs: Olivia Hendry and David Mack 

Collaborators: James O’Hara, Oscar Mack 

Music: Gypsy Melodies, Op. 55: No. 4, Kdyz mne stara matka (Orchestrated by Jiri Teml) by Dvořák, performed by Anna Netrebko, PraguePhilharmonic and Emmanuel Villaume;Sparrow  by Mira Calix; Hospital Chapel by Burial.

THAT WAS AWKWARD - Connects and defends our innate awkwardness and our right to eccentricity.

Choreographers: Russell Thorpe and collaborators

Performer/ Collaborators: Tao Issaro, Matthew Morris, Luci Young

Dramaturg: Russell Thorpe

Sound Designer: Tao Issaro


'An intriguing glimpse into the ideas of three makers, “IN.HOUSE” is a neat program in which no work outstays its welcome.'