AXIAL is a new work in development. An international collaboration between Australian choreographer Stephanie Lake and Composer Robin Fox with dancers and collaborators Christina Chan (Singapore) and Aymeric Bichon (France). The work was seeded in 2013 as a commission for a short work which was performed in Singapore. The work has since had a second creative development in Melbourne with showings in both Melbourne and Singapore.

AXIAL explores symbiosis and the types of symbiotic relationships found in nature including mutualistic and parasitic. The dancers negotiate their shared space through vividly complex choreography in a world of intimate interdependence.
NOTE: AXIAL will be having a showing for industry peers and international delegates during Dance Massive 2017
12pm, Thursday March 23rd. Register for Open Studios here.
Images: Pippa Samaya


Director and Choreographer:
Stephanie Lake
Performers and co-choreographers:
Christina Chan (Singapore) and Aymeric Bichon (France)
Robin Fox
Freya Waterson (Australia)


50 minutes


The first development of Axial was co-commissioned by Christina Chan (Singapore) and Lucy Guerin Inc.
Showcase performance: 24-25 May 2013, Sides, Frontier Danceland, Singapore

The second stage development of the work occurred in Melbourne in December 2016 with support through Chunky Move’s Maximised program and a studio residency at Victorian College of the Arts with a grant from the Singapore Arts Council


AXIAL has been supported by the National Arts Council Singapore, Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts