Dancenorth Australia


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Physical exuberance, sonic resonance, and collective exhilaration explode onto stage in a kaleidoscopic fusion of dance, music, and visual art. 

Dancenorth Australia joins forces with three-time Grammy nominated Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote and sound artist Byron J. Scullin to create a soaring composition evoking pleasure and possibility. An undulating sound sculpture condenses and expands this scintillating score, immersing audiences in a new sonic dimension. Japanese-Australian visual artist Hiromi Tango offers her joyful, heart expanding artwork to both the stage design and costumes for this sublime new performance, featuring lighting design by Niklas Pajanti. 

Wayfinder reminds us of a state of being that transcends the words that have come to define us, recognising connection as the central axis of the universe. By the stars, the waves and the sun, we find our way.

Presented by Darwin Festival and Darwin Entertainment Centre

  • Positively sings with joyous energy.

    Dance Australia
  • The aesthetic is one of wonder, awe and joy, with a playful energy thats so infectious new dance-goers will be swept up too.

    The Guardian
  • Cast & Creatives

  • Concept, Direction & Choreography Amber Haines (she/her) & Kyle Page (he/him)

  • Lighting Designer Niklas Pajanti

  • Composition Hiatus Kaiyote

  • Sound Artist & Designer Byron J Scullin

  • Sound Sculpture Design, Construction & Implementation Robert Larsen & Nicholas Roux

  • Visual Designer Hiromi Tango

  • Design Associate Chloe Greaves

  • Design Assistant Jeanette Hutchinson

  • Polyrhythm Consultant Naomi Jean

  • Performers Marlo Benjamin, Sabine Crompton-Ward, Tiana Lung, Damian Meredith, Darci O’Rourke, Jag Popham, Felix Sampson, Michael Smith

  • Crew

  • Production Manager Toni Glynn

  • Company Stage Manager Pip Loth

  • Production Technician – Sound & Technical Operator Yoshie Kenny

  • Production Technician – Lighting Suzy Brooks

  • Photos Amber Haines & David Kelly

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body.

Dancenorth Australia is assisted by both the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts investment and advisory body, and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Wayfinder was commissioned by Brisbane Festival and North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

This project was made possible by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative.

Dancenorth Australia is supported by Townsville City Council and gratefully acknowledges the Wayfinder Giving Circle, who has supported the making of this work.

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