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This collaboration between Stephanie Lake and Robin Fox has yielded a memorable, visceral work, at once strange and familiar and brilliantly performed.

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​Part of HOT: New Dance and Performance from Australia


Due to technical reasons the Screendance 1 film screenings will no longer be shown on Sun 15th Jun. You can see them 2 & 3 July prior to the Gudirr Gudirr performance.

We have removed our book online allocation of tickets. You can still purchase tickets by calling 0845 330 3501.

First showing:  3pm

Second showing: 7pm

Two solos are performed one after the other. Distinctly different worlds; contrasting, and seemingly unrelated. But in a third act the two solos miraculously interlock, forming a complex duet that sees all elements combine.  As the solos combine, new meanings emerge. A chemical reaction occurs and a new psychological space is revealed. What appeared separate is now not.

In this fugue-like tale of synthesis, DUAL asks questions about individuality and what is sacrificed as well as heightened by a union.

Plus Selection 1 of Australian dance made for the screen.

HOT is curated by Tramway with Robert Walton of Victorian College of Arts, University of Melbourne.

"Dual by Stephanie Lake is a duet performed by two virtuosic dancers. The show starts with two intensely detailed solos each with its own accompanying sound worlds. These then interlock to form a duet. Robin Fox’s extraordinary sound raises the stakes so that at turns we could be witnessing robots, intimate lovers, superheroes, and a gunslinger standoff. Lake’s choreography is the kind that gets your own body moving in your seat, twitching along with the shifting, morphing bodies in front of you." Robert Walton


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.