Colossus : Stephanie Lake Company

"Thrilling and frightening and entirely unforgettable. A monumental talent.” ★★★★★


  • Venue

    Civic Theatre View map


    23 September 8:00pm
    24 September 2:00pm + 8:00pm


  • Standard $49
COLOSSUS: the contemporary dance performance created by internationally renowned Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake.

A riveting and hypnotic dance work that explores relationships between the individual and the collective with a cast of 55 performing as one.

From darkness they emerge, a dizzying mass of pulsating bodies. The push and pull of humanity is embodied by this heaving throng of life, but can a crowd be more than the sum of its parts? As complex patterns ripple through the flood of figures, a single movement triggers a chain reaction wheeling the fragile whole from chaos to order.

Colossus was originally commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe through the Take Over Program.

Produced by Stephanie Lake Company
Choreographer Stephanie Lake
Composer Robin Fox
Costume Designer Harriet Oxley
Lighting Designer Bosco Shaw
Technical Manager Robert Larsen
Production Manager Emily O'Brien
Associate Producer Beth Raywood Cross
Rehearsal Directors Nikky Muscat and Kaitlin Malone 
Dancers from Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year (PPY) 

Duration 50 minutes 

Colossus is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Canny Quine Foundation, The Humanity Foundation, Linda Herd and generous individual donors.