A world premiere double bill, presented by two of South Australia’s most prolific independent choreographers, pushing the boundaries of contemporary dance.

The Move

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre

The Move is a curated initiative by Dance Hub SA, The Mill and Ausdance SA, providing the opportunity for South Australian Choreographers and their artistic teams to develop and present works that engage artists and audiences, test ambitious ideas and deliver brave performance works to the public.

In April 2021, commissioned choreographers Gabrielle Nankivell and Lewis Major will unveil their world premiere works in an enthralling dance double bill, ranging from innovative wit to a visceral intensity.

Made by Gabrielle Nankivell in collaboration with Jo Stone
Dramaturgy: Katrina Lazaroff 

Wonder Grit throws contemporary dance at competitive cycling to investigate the nature of loss, injury and motivation in times of uncertainty. The show is an energetic two-hander packed with killer dancing, survival tips and Adelaide’s most strenuous monologue. Featuring crowd sourced data, a deadly treadly, and two women with a tonne of experience, Wonder Grit might just be a ride you won’t want to get off.

Choreography and Direction: Lewis Major
Dramaturgy: Amanda Phillips

Satori is a Japanese term for awakening. This work explores the states of impermanence and imperfection through an ensemble dance work with stellar dancers. The interconnecting elements transform into a fluidly shifting atmosphere and stage architecture that continually collide, collapse and create.

“Nankivell has her dancers stretching and exploring the extremities of human movement. This is a fascinating performance that combines bold and inventive design with equally edgy choreography.” Hi Fi Way (about 2019 Sydney Dance Company 50th anniversary triple bill)
“The Move is an incredible, rare opportunity: through this program I have been granted the freedom, space and resource to take a scratch idea, to mould it, shape it and play with it, culminating in a fully-fledged professional performance in the leading South Australian performance venue” Lewis Major

Photography: Alexander Waite Mitchell

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22 – 24 Apr 2021

Duration 1hr


Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 7:00PM

Fri, 23 Apr 2021, 7:00PM

Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 7:00PM


Space Theatre


Adult $39.00

Concession $35.00

Fees & Charges

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Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Fulltime Student with ID, Unemployed

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