Ten must-see shows at Dance Massive

The biennial festival of contemporary dance kicks off in Melbourne this week; here are our program highlights.

Image: St Martin’s Fitter. Faster Better. Photography by Andrew Gough, image treatment by The Sisters Hayes. All images via www.dancemassive.com.au 

Now in its fourth iteration, the annual contemporary dance festival Dance Massive opened in Melbourne on Tuesday. The packed program, featuring a range of world premieres and remounts, is the result of three separate artistic visions working together: Malthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Marion Potts, Dancehouse’s Artistic Director Angela Conquet, and the Creative Producer of ArtsHouse, Angharad Wynne-Jones.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts