Cher is a contemporary dance work by Larissa McGowan that examines gender, power and popular culture through the lens of the ultimate pop chameleon.


Presented by Vitalstatistix in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

A headfirst dive into self-discovery, pride and immortality. 

Choreographed and performed by the award-winning Larissa McGowan, Cher is a contemporary dance work that examines gender, power and popular culture through the lens of the ultimate pop chameleon. 

McGowan’s inspired performance journeys through Cher’s sixty-year career, using her iconic status and honorific titles of ‘Queen of the Comeback’ and ‘Goddess of Pop’ as totems for exploring the pressures of transformation and reinvention faced by aging female artists.  

Created with an all-star team of South Australian artists, this solo tour de force is back for four shows only on the Festival Theatre Stage.

Theatre seating is checkerboard with one empty seat between each patron in a row. Limited cabaret table seating is available for groups of 4 - book early to avoid disappointment!

McGowan is a choreographer who refuses to shy away from the uncomfortable Sydney Morning Herald
A sparkling reminder that one of the purposes of art is to make the familiar strange, and the strange familiar Ben Brooker


Larissa McGowan: Creator, choreographer & performer
Steve Mayhew: Sound designer & co-creator
Sam Haren: Dramaturg & co-creator
Jonathon Oxlade & Renate Henschke: Set & costume designers
Chris Petridis: Lighting designer
Carol Wellman Kelly: Rehearsal director



Photography and footage by Tim Standing

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21 – 25 Oct 2020

Duration 50mins


Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Sat, 24 Oct 2020, 7:30PM

Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 7:30PM


Festival Theatre Stage


Ages 15 and up


Adult $35.00

Concession $30.00

Preview $30.00


Members $25.00

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Haze effects, Strobe lighting

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