Darwin Festival 2023: Dance Program
Spanning 18 balmy days and nights, the 2023 Darwin Festival is set to captivate with a diverse array of music, theatre, comedy, dance, cabaret, visual arts, and family-oriented events.
From 10-27 August, Australia’s hottest winter arts festival plays host to an expansive program filled with local talent, renowned national and international performers, and an assorted blend of shows destined to enchant both locals and tourists alike.
This year’s program is jam-packed with over 80 events, including 280 performances spread across 28 venues and featuring more than 850 artists from the NT, Australia and overseas. Of these 280 performances, several amazing dance artists will be featured.
Silence, by First Nations company Karul Projects, is a bold dance performance about Treaty, featuring seven dancers on a sand-filled set and a live percussion score. It examines the long-standing promises and questions surrounding a Treaty.
Deejay X Dancer, choreographed by Nick Power, is an energetic tribute to 1970s New York block parties and the origins of hip hop. Featuring world champion DJ Total Eclipse and three renowned Australian breakers, it’s a thrilling live showdown exploring the interplay between traditional hip hop forms.
Darwin Festival Artistic Director Kate Fell said “Darwin Festival 2023 is an invitation to immerse in a unique, tropical winter play-space, rich with magical moments and deep Territory narratives.”
“Once more, the festival offers a spectrum of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture, thrilling performances, and intriguing discussions, taking place across the cityscape of Darwin, and transforming familiar places into sites of discovery. We can’t wait to welcome audiences to this year’s Festival,” she said.
For more information visit www.darwinfestival.org.au