COLOSSUS /// 50 dancers flood the stage in this monumental new dance work presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, September 26 – 30, 2018 

Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Melbourne Fringe presents


By Stephanie Lake Company

26 – 30 September 2018 | Fairfax Studio

$28 – $35

See the stage flooded with bodies in this monumental new dance work created with fifty dancers who will take over the Fairfax Studio stage and beyond.

Out of the darkness, the theatre gradually fills with a living, breathing, joyous mass of dancing bodies, moving in complex unison and wild individuality. They jostle and coexist in perfect imperfection, illustrating the push and pull of humanity and the exquisite patterning found in the natural world. Exploring the beauty and ugliness of the collective experience, Colossus builds and re-builds towards a united, frenetic and formidable utopia. Working with a cast of fifty young and emerging dance artists and a team of Australia’s leading collaborators, Colossus is the latest project developed as part of the Take Over! program.

Take Over! is a unique and ground breaking partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe, that enables an independent artist, company or collective to develop a new creative idea and take over the Fairfax Studio stage for one week during Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Photos: Pippa Samaya


Stephanie Lake
Fifty dancers from Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and TrIPP (Transit Dance)
Robin Fox
Production Management:
Emily O’Brien, FILO
Michaela Coventry, Sage Arts
Costume Designer:
Harriet Oxley
Lighting Designer:
Bosco Shaw, Additive Lighting


One Hour


World premiere: September 26 – 30, 2018, Arts Centre Melbourne