Dance Reel



Long Room
Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Experience contemporary dance projections on a massive scale, dancing daily across our colonnaded Long Room.

Taking the majestic 19th century walls and columns as our canvas, enjoy footage of new and existing works in the darkened surrounds from collaborators such as Amrita Hepi, Angela Goh, Bhenji Ra, Cloudy Rhodes, Gabber Modus Operandi and Shelley Lasica.

Amrita Hepi, award-winning First Nations artist and choreographer from Bundjulung (Australia) and Ngāpuhi (New Zealand) territories, is our artist in residence for Summer of Dance, an experimental program of dance, film, performance and installation.

This selection of diverse artists was co-curated by Amrita Hepi and producer Zoe Theodore through a consideration into how the concept and practice of choreography can be reconfigured for the screen, exploring the various filmmaking techniques used in dance film. 

Where does the dance end and the dance film begin and what kinds of film structures are best suited to dance film?  How can tradition and community translate to film?  What other contexts for film and video influence the making of dance film?

Please note that the projections will not be available for viewing on Monday 13, Tuesday 14, Friday 17 or Saturday 18 January due to preparation and performance of Amrita Hepi: Opening Afternoon - come along to enjoy this special event!