About Arts House

Arts House is a City of Melbourne contemporary arts initiative.

Arts House’s curated programs include seasons of performances, exhibitions, live art, installations, cultural events and multidisciplinary work, festivals and special initiatives that nurture, support and stimulate cultural engagement at the local, national and international levels.

Arts House operates across three historic venues – North Melbourne Town Hall, the Meat Market and the Warehouse. Arts House have seasons of presentations each year and support development opportunities through CultureLAB. Arts House produce and forums, discussions, workshops and other events offering engagement opportunities for artists and/or audiences.

Arts House have a number of special initiatives with more programming density or specific focus, such as Going Nowhere (an international exchange without anyone getting on a plane) and Dance Massive (Australia contemporary dance). The program is created through local and national collaborations, new commissions and national and international co- presentations as well as responses to open calls for submissions. Arts House is curated by Creative Producer Angharad Wynne-Jones and the artistic team at Arts House with support from members of the Arts House Advisory Panel.

Arts House’s Dance Massive program was curated primarily through a national open call for submissions, and was carefully selected to offer audiences and the international presenters the chance to see a mix of exciting work by established and emerging practitioners, premieres of new works and return seasons, that explore ideas and form distinctively, skilfully and compellingly in imaginative, engaging, surprising or playful ways.

About Dancehouse

Dancehouse is the centre for independent dance in Melbourne and the only organisation of this kind in Australia. Through its programs of residencies, performance, training and research, Dancehouse is a space for developing challenging, invigorating, and socially engaged moving art.

Dancehouse creates an environment where creative risk, independent career paths, collaborative relationships and critical discourse can flourish. Dancehouse is also a crucial link to a network of artists, movement practices and organisations, in Australia and internationally.

At the vanguard of contemporary dance, Dancehouse is profoundly committed to presenting rigorous, cutting-edge and challenging research and performance, thus playing a significant role in the development of innovative dance, new audiences and ongoing artistic enquiry.

About Malthouse Theatre

Malthouse Theatre is at once a treasured building, a theatre company, a creative site and an engine for change.

Malthouse Theatre is dedicated to an ongoing conversation with audiences of exciting diversity and character.

This conversation chooses contemporary theatre as its vehicle: a compelling annual program of adventurous, multi-disciplinary work inspired by writers, directors, designers, choreographers, audio artists and performers.

Here, the combined possibilities of all live arts are offered centre stage – for entertainment, for inspiration, and even for fun.

The quality, depth and longevity of this relationship between artists and audiences are at the heart of everything we do and our creative aspirations are driven by three values: Risk, Rigour and Quest.

Malthouse Theatre will present dance works during Dance Massive 2015 which are also be included within the Malthouse Theatre’s 2015 annual mainstage season.

Malthouse Theatre has three formal theatre spaces: the Merlyn, Beckett and Tower Theatres.