Austinmer Dance Theatre presents 'Connect'

Posted on: 10/5/2018 7:15AM

Austinmer Dance TheatreIllawarra-based Austinmer Dance Theatre will bring together three choreographers in the new production Connect, taking place at Coniston’s eclectic Phoenix Theatre for three shows on May 24, 25 and 26.


Artistic Director and Choreographer Michelle Forte joins forces with European choreographers Maurice Causey and Ashley Wright to bring to life this contemporary dance production with Austinmer Dance Theatre’s local and professional dancers.


Connect will utilise different methods of creation, adapting both contrasting and complementing movements to establish a bill of works that is open to a range of individuals and audiences.


Forte said Connect will showcase the power and strength of each dancer as individuals, and the beauty of movements and emotions they will interpret during their performance.


Connect has been heavily influenced by the European contemporary style, with movement developed through the process of improvisation, refined and presented as an engaging triple bill of contrasting pieces,” Forte explained. “Our guest choreographers Maurice Causey and Ashley Wright challenge the modern contemporary style, creating a standout production. We are very proud to be showcasing the talent of these dancers to the Illawarra audience.”


Former ballet master of Netherlands Dance Theater (NDT) and patron of Austinmer Dance Theatre, Causey said he’s looking forward to bringing his style of choreography to Illawarra for Connect.


“I love working with the incredible talented dancers from Austinmer Dance Theatre as they each bring so much passion and authenticity to each of their performances. It’s wonderful to be a part of this fantastic production and I look forward to bringing a unique performance to the Illawarra,” Causey said.   


Tickets for Connect are on sale now and can be purchased at


Photo courtesy of Austinmer Dance Theatre.



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